Smith leading Australia at Perth Test

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Friday, December 15th, 2017 | 0

Just four years ago through the WACA Test, Steven Smith came to the spotlight and started his journey. With natural technique he brought a great change to the match and added ‘shuffle’ before making shot. He made century in that innings at WACA and since then he did not have to look back. With new technique, he has taken him to a world class rate. In the last Test at WACA, Smith once again proves himself. In the first innings, Smith leading Australia at Perth Test.

Smith leading Australia at Perth Test

At the Perth Test of Ashes Australian batsmen started to reply to the English player. David Malan and Bairstow made a marathon partnership in the first day and in the 2nd day, Australian bowlers turned their back with fantastic way. So, England got packet in the first innings by scoring 403 runs. On the other hand, at friday at the end of the 2nd day, Australia scored 203 runs by losing three wickets.

At the end of the day, Smith remained not out with his individual 92 runs where he made number of amazing shots. In 59th Test, he is close to his 22nd number century which is just two shots behind now.

Like the first day, England played very good in the first hour in the 2nd day. Malan started the day with 110 runs where Bairstow started his day with 75 runs. They started the second day very carefully and later they started to make shots. In the first hour team Australia could not take any wickets of England. Bairstow got his 4th Test century by playing 185 balls. He touched the three figure runs after one and half year almost.

After their 237 runs partnership broken, the picture was changed almost magically. Malan who played very carefully and strongly and suddenly he lost his concentration. He wanted to make a big shot when Nathan Lyon was the bowler. He gave catch to the replaced fielder Handscomb when he scored 140 runs. The collapsed started since then. Moeen Ali was gone with 0 run by Pat Cummins. Through the ball of Starc, with 119 runs Bairstow was gone. Hazlewood made another stroke. With 35 runs, England lost rest six wickets and before the lunch break they got all out. By giving 91 runs, Starc took four wickets and became the successful bowler in the innings.

Bancroft and Warner started Australian innings but gone so early when they scored just 25 and 22 runs respectively. Later Khawaja and skipper Smith made a partnership of more than 120 runs when Khawaja was gone with individual 50 runs. Finally, Smith and Marsh finished the day very carefully where Smith scored 92 runs and Marsh scored 7 runs so far.

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