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Smith followed up his 105 off 66 balls in Friday's first ODI victory with a cracking 104 off 64 balls as Australia amassed 389-4 batting first. Smith went on to score only 2 against India, as Australia were knocked out of the tournament.  The couple married at Berrima, New South Wales on 15 September 2018. The first Test was later rescheduled to the Adelaide Oval on 9 December and Brisbane would be hosting the second Test on 17 December. He later returned to complete his innings after passing the concussion tests and was out, lbw, for 92.  He then went on to score a further 45 against the Mumbai Indians, before being ruled out of the remainder of the tournament with a wrist injury. Smith looked to be in fine touch, registering 71, 138, and 53* in the three innings in which he batted, as the Australian team won 2–0.  Despite starting slowly in the first two Tests, Smith produced his first Test century on home soil in the third Test at Perth, scoring 111 from 208 balls, helping Australia display a total of 6–326 at stumps on the second day to later win the Test match and be awarded man of the match.  Overall, Smith made 508 runs at an average of 56.44, the most runs scored in the series. Smith scored 254 runs at an average of 84.66, the highest Australian total in the series and received the man of the series award.  It was believed that Smith was incorrectly given out, having clean missed a ball the umpires deemed to have been edged.  He was also named the second-best player of the tournament. , In November 2018, Smith was retained by Rajasthan Royals for the 2019 Indian Premier League. He is the captain of Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. The second Test match was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Smith later placed his seventeenth century, the fourth-fastest to do so and also reaching 1000 runs in the calendar year—his third consecutive achievement of this since 2014.  In ODIs it becomes more apparent, as he will put himself on to bowl when others' economy rates are too high. Having had a topsy-turvy Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 campaign with Rajasthan Royals, Smith has claimed to have 'found his hands' just days ahead of the first ODI against Virat Kohli's Indian cricket team in Sydney.  He then hid the sandpaper in his underwear before being confronted by the on-field umpires.  Smith was the highest run scorer in the series, scoring 499 runs at an average of 71.29, including three centuries.. Following the 5–0 ODI defeat in South Africa, the Australian team returned home for a 3 Test series against South Africa. Who is the best batsman in the world? It’s what we’ve lacked, out experienced batters getting winning scores”, said Smith after the crucial win. I think Stokes’ intent from the first ball – he got into a nice groove tonight. His confidence rubbed onto Samson who himself played some eye-catching strokes. , In November 2020, Smith was nominated for the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade, and the award for Test cricketer of the decade. England within three days regained the Ashes and took an unassailable 3–1 lead and critics began to question Smith's performances in seaming conditions. , Australia lost by 322 runs in the third Test, with Smith barely contributing to the score. IPL 2020, RR vs MI as it happened: Ben Stokes’s century powers Rajasthan Royals to 8-wicket win Here are highlights of match No 45 of Indian Premier League 2020. During the final Ashes match in Sydney, Smith reached the milestone of 6,000 Test runs in 111 innings, becoming the equal second-fastest player and also the youngest Australian, ever to do so.  However, Smith compensates for his unique technique with outstanding hand-eye co-ordination, focus, and his footwork, especially to spin bowlers, is exemplary. Smith came in at 1/20 and looked set to reach another hundred, but was dismissed for 98 as he played on to his stumps off Kuldeep Yadav, India winning by 36 runs. , Next followed a three Test home series against New Zealand. Although he was initially selected for Australia as a right-arm leg spinner, Smith later played primarily as a batsman. , Smith arrived in Sydney on 29 March.  He plays for New South Wales and Sydney Sixers in domestic cricket. Australian cricket stalwart Steve Smith is said to be reaching his best form ahead of the highly-anticipated series against India. ... Rajasthan Royals: Steve Smith (Captain), Jos Buttler (Wicketkeeper), Sanju Samson (Wicketkeeper), Jofra Archer, … Following the Test series, an ODI tri-series with India and England was confirmed in preparation for the upcoming Cricket World Cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Smith's good form during the Big Bash League, attracted the attention of former India Captain Sourav Ganguly, and was recruited to play for the Pune Warriors India team captained by Sourav Ganguly in the 2012 Indian Premier League. Shortly after the series against New Zealand, a three Test series was to be held against the West Indies. The win in Abu Dhabi leaves the Steve Smith-led Royals sixth in the IPL table with 10 points from 12 games. Stokes remained unbeaten 107 runs with 14 boundaries and 3 sixes and led the charge for his side in an exceptional triumph. 11 Player of the Match awards in Test matches, This page was last edited on 15 December 2020, at 01:39. 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