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IND vs AUS | Felt really nice to dismiss Smith and Labuschagne, expresses Mohammed Siraj

Mohammed Siraj, who made his debut in the MCG Test, has expressed his happiness after dismissing the in-form duo of Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne in the ongoing Gabba Test. He also thanked skipper Ajinkya Rahane for instilling confidence and faith in the youngsters throughout the series.
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newscricket6 hours ago

Twitter reacts to Rohit Sharma emulating Smith with ‘shadow practise’ in between overs

While India got home in Sydney, the talk of the town was Steve Smith, who was alleged to have tampered the crease with his footmarks. However, with the entire footage ruling that out, Rohit Sharma in Gabba stepped up the banter game, employing similar tactics to jitter out unfazed Smith.
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newscricketa day ago

Twitter reacts to Tim Paine’s ‘horrendous’ review leaving Steve Smith unimpressed

If you are Tim Paine and you hear a sound after the ball left the batsman’s bat, what do you do? Simple, don’t take a review, such has been the poor show from the Australian skipper that his reviews have managed to beat Virat Kohli’s passage of poor DRS during his early captaincy days.
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newscricket3 days ago

IND vs AUS | We did great as a bowling unit to reduce them on a good batting wicket, reckons Washington Sundar

Washington Sundar, who made a vital breakthrough of Steve Smith, has reckoned that the visitors did great as a bowling unit to reduce Australia to 274/5 at the end of day’s play. He also stated that the last 24 hours have been crazy for him and added that it is a dream come true moment for him.
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featurecricket3 days ago

IND vs AUS | Gabba Day 1 Talking Points: India’s bowling gems and Australia’s batting frailties

When India lost the toss, there was a familiar feeling of uncertainty at the Gabba for the Indian fans but the first spell from the pacers gave enough hopes, with two quicks wickets. However, since then, it has been all Australia, with Marnus Labuschagne riding on his luck to a triple-figure score.
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newscricket3 days ago

Twitter reacts to Washington Sundar channelling his inner ‘Ashwin’ to dismiss Smith

India’s constant threat to Steve Smith this Test series has been Ravichandran Ashwin but when the off-spinner was missing from the final Test at the Gabba, someone had to step in. In stepped Washington Sundar, who bowled a loopy off-spinner which tempted Smith into an easy dismissal.
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newscricket4 days ago

IND vs AUS | Smith’s actions didn’t affect Pant, he was unaware and unbothered, clarifies Vikram Rathour

India’s batting coach Vikram Rathour has clarified that Steve Smith’s actions on Day 5 had no bearing on Rishabh Pant’s batting and claimed that the youngster, in fact, was unaware that Smith had strode to the crease. Rathour further asserted that a call on Bumrah’s fitness will be taken tomorrow.
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newscricket5 days ago

IND vs AUS | Steve Smith’s ‘angry’ celebration has got me worried, opines Shane Lee

Former Australian cricketer Shane Lee has expressed concern over the behaviour of Steve Smith in the SCG Test and believes that Cricket Australia should ensure to lend their support to the ‘angry and frustrated’ champion batsman. Lee, in a mini-rant, expressed concern over Smith’s mental wellbeing.
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newscricket5 days ago

IND vs AUS | Tim Paine is an outstanding leader and he has my 100 per cent support, expresses Justin Langer

Despite Tim Paine’s awful Test as a skipper, Justin Langer has expressed that Paine has his 100 percent backing and will continue to be a skipper for a long time. On the other hand, Langer was optimistic about Pucovski’s chances and also came in support of Steve Smith following the incident.
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newscricket6 days ago

Steve Smith overtakes Virat Kohli to become No. 2 Test batsman in ICC Rankings

After his 212-run game in Sydney, Steve Smith has replaced Virat Kohli at the second position for ICC Test batsmen while Kane Williamson has been at the top. Meanwhile, Marnus Labuschagne, after his twin half centuries, has achieved a career-best 866 points to stay at No. 4 position for batsmen.
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