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Rookie captain Smith out-shone the veteran Dhoni

Rookie captain Smith out-shone the veteran Dhoni

5 hours ago

MS Dhoni played his 89th Test at the Gabba, his 59th as Indian captain. But rookie Australian skipper Steve Smith out-played and out-thought the veteran to win the second Test by 48 runs a day early. What a stunning debut for the 25-year-old playing only his 24th Test. Especially as Dhoni held all the cards […]

“You bloody bewdy” Steve Smith

"You bloody bewdy" Steve Smith

2 days ago

When Australian golfer Wayne Grady won the 1990 USPGA Championship at Shoal Creek, Alabama, the first words he said on television were “You bloody bewdy”. Typically classic ‘Grades’. When Steve Smith cracked his century yesterday at the Gabba on his Test debut as skipper, “You bloody bewdy” immediately sprung to mind, with apologies to Grades. […]

Steve Smith’s first day as Australian skipper

Steve Smith's first day as Australian skipper

4 days ago

Steve Smith had a mighty tough day at the office on the first day of the Gabba Test. He started by losing the toss, which he described as a decent toss to lose, but by stumps, when India’s cruise was halted at 4-311, it was indeed a mighty tough day. AUSTRALIA VS INDIA: DAY TWO […]

Craig, Hughes, and Smith: Australia’s youngest Test captains

Craig, Hughes, and Smith: Australia's youngest Test captains

5 days ago

When Steve Smith tosses his first coin at the Gabba as Australia’s 45th baggy green captain, it will be the biggest day of his life. As it was for Ian Craig in 1957 against South Africa at Johannesburg, and Kim Hughes in 1979 against Pakistan at the WACA – the three youngest to achieve the […]

“Snake” Chalmers pinches the Australian PGA

"Snake" Chalmers pinches the Australian PGA

15 Dec 2014

When the final round of the Australian PGA teed off at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast yesterday, Adam Scott and Wade Ormsby were at 10 under, while Greg Chalmers was way down the pack, seven shots off the pace. By the end of the day, Chalmers had shot a flawless eight-birdie 64, as both […]

Appoint Steve Smith as Test captain today

Appoint Steve Smith as Test captain today

14 Dec 2014

Stricken Australian Test captain Michael Clarke stunned the cricketing world last night when he said he might never play again. His bombshell statement was a dampener after one of the most magnificent Test matches won by the baggy greens over India. The 33-year-old Clarke left the field yesterday afternoon at a critical stage with a […]

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