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Kagiso Rabada ban overturned over shoulder clash with Steve Smith

The ICC have downgraded Kasigo Rabada’s punishment for recent altercation Rabada clashed shoulders with Australia captain Steve Smith after dismissal He was banned for two matches but that decision has been reversed Fast bowler is now free to play in the third Test in Cape Town on Thursday By Press Association Reporter Published: 09:12 GMT, 20 March 2018 | Updated: ...

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Steve Smith and David Warner hit fifties against South Africa

Australia reached 225 for five on the opening day of the first Test in Durban Bad light stopped play after Steve Smith and David Warner hit fifties South Africa pair Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander took two wickets each By Mark Gleeson, Reuters Published: 16:29 GMT, 1 March 2018 | Updated: 17:17 GMT, 1 March 2018 Captain Steve Smith and ...

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Steve Waugh hits back at ‘delirious’ Moeen Ali

Steve Waugh has fired back at Moeen Ali’s assertion Ashes crowds were ‘disappointing’ by suggesting those views were distorted by his struggles in Australia. England all-rounder Ali last week spoke of his fear for Test cricket’s future, having found attendances for the Ashes series Down Under troubling when compared with Big Bash crowds for the country’s domestic Twenty20 tournament. ‘It’s ...

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Steve Smith denies suggestions of ball tampering

Steve Smith is the subject of a potential ball tampering scandal  Television footage showed the Australia captain wiping his finger across his lip  Smith then appeared to rub at the ball during Australia’s 16-run defeat He could face being fined his match fee if the ICC decide to take action  But he denied using lip balm and said: ‘It’s just ...

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Australia’s Steve Smith in ball tampering controversy

During the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne last month, England bowler Jimmy Anderson was accused of ball tampering by Australian media. Wisden Editor Lawrence Booth examined that incident and the emotive issue of ball tampering at the time… What’s all the fuss about? Australia’s Channel Nine broadcast footage of Jimmy Anderson’s left thumbnail on the ball on the fourth day’s ...

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Steve Smith can’t explain Australia’s poor ODI form

Australia captain Steve Smith admits he is running out of answers as he seeks to avert a one-day series defeat to England in Sydney. Smith could cite a handful of circumstantial reasons to explain the tourists’ convincing 2-0 lead, having been unable to name his strongest XI at the MCG or the Gabba. Ashes-winning seamers Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins ...

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Eoin Morgan: ‘We won’t stress much about Steve Smith’

England have spent all winter debating how to claim Steve Smith’s wicket   Smith’s bat loomed large over the Ashes as England wilted in Australia  Eoin Morgan, however, doesn’t believe he will have a similar effect on Sunday  By Richard Gibson for the Daily Mail Published: 22:30 GMT, 12 January 2018 | Updated: 22:30 GMT, 12 January 2018 England have spent ...

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Joe Root and Steve Smith join forces for 10th ‘Pink Test’

The now iconic ‘Pink Sydney Test’ is just two days away and England and Australia are in full preparation for their final clash of this Ashes series. Off-field antics and reports of unsavoury sledging have plagued this series — but that all paled into insignificance when the two sides met in honour of a terrific cause at the SCG. Australian ...

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Century from Steve Smith saves draw for Australia in Ashes

In the end there was to be no thrilling final-day victory for England, just an anti-climactic draw that was forged from the bat of Australia captain Steve Smith. The sense of hope instilled by two wickets in the morning session, the ensuing disappointment and then a Smith century. This final day of the fourth Test was a microcosm of England’s ...

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Australia captain Steve Smith has a hit with Milos Raonic

Steve Smith took a break from preparations for the fourth Ashes Test He enjoyed a rally with former Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic in Melbourne The Canadian is down under as he prepares for next month’s Australian Open By James Dutton For Mailonline Published: 00:19 GMT, 22 December 2017 | Updated: 00:30 GMT, 22 December 2017 Having played a starring role ...

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