Steve Smith, the legendary batsman and former captain of the Australian cricket team, was dismissed cheaply on Thursday (July 6). The third Test match of the Ashes 2023 begins at Headingley on Thursday. This is Smith’s 100th Test match in his career. However, he was dismissed cheaply by England legend Steart Broad in the first innings.
Australia has won both the first Test matches between England and Australia. Hosts England need a win in the third Test to maintain their challenge in the series. England won the toss and elected to bowl first on the first day of the Headingley Test on Thursday. English bowlers did not perform as expected in the first two matches. But in the first season at Headingley, he made a breakthrough. By lunch, Australia were 91 for 4.
Australia got a fourth shock in the form of Steve Smith. Smith was caught in the hands of wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow on the second ball of the 25th over bowled by Stuart Broad. He lost his wicket with 22 runs off 31 balls. Fans were expecting a big knock from Smith in the 100th Test of his career. But he could not live up to this expectation in the first innings. In the second innings, Smith will have a chance to make a big knock.
Smith has so far scored 9135 runs in 176 innings in 100 Test matches. During this time, four double centuries and 32 centuries have come from his bat. 239 remains his best score in the Test format. He has played 142 matches in ODI cricket, scoring 4939 runs. Smith has scored 12 centuries and 29 fifties in this format. 164 is his best ODI knock. (Steve Smith was dismissed for 22 runs in his 100th Test match)
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