There is absolutely no stopping Steve Smith at the moment and there is also absolutely no end to India’s miseries in the ongoing tour of Australia. A couple of days after starring in the first ODI with a 62-ball hundred, the former Australia skipper scored another 62-ball century in the ongoing second ODI against the Men in Blue at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
The century was Steve Smith’s third in a row against India in the 50-over format. His last five ODI innings against India have yielded – 69, 98, 131, 105, 104. Overall, he has scored five centuries and five fifties against the Men in Blue in the ODIs.
Just like the first ODI, he had a good platform to bat once again. Aaron Finch and David Warner gave the hosts a flying start after the former won the toss and decided to bar first. Having shared a 156-run stand in the previous game, Warner and Finch added 142 runs for the first wicket in the ongoing game.
Mohammed Shami broke the stand when he sent back Finch for 60. 14 runs later, Warner was run-out for 83. But those two quick wickets did not bring any respite for India as Steve Smith took their bowlers to the cleaners once again. The Australia batting mainstay batted at a fast pace once again and scored his century off 62 balls.
He was eventually out for 104. Smith’s knock came off 64 balls and was studded with 14 fours and a couple of sixes. As far as the match is concerned, Australia finished their innings on an imposing total of 389 for 4. Meanwhile, the cricket fraternity was quick to praise Steve Smith for yet another stunning knock.
Here are some of the reactions to his knock:
Another class 100 @stevesmith49 class ??
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 29, 2020
Steve Smith ?? #AUSvIND
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) November 29, 2020
Steve Smith is a Legend!!!!
— Ian bishop (@irbishi) November 29, 2020
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) November 29, 2020
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 29, 2020
Smith is unbelievable….Talk about going through the gears ⚙️ ? #AUSvsIND
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) November 29, 2020
Steve Smith In IPL Against Captain Rohit Sharma ~ 2 Match, 15 Runs.
Steve Smith Against Captain Kohli In ODI ~ 2 Match, 200+ Runs.
Choose Your Captain Wisely…
— Babu Bhaiya (@Shahrcasm) November 29, 2020
Covid19 vaccine becomes the second most important discovery for India as a country.
How to get Steve Smith out becomes #1.#AUSvIND
— Manya (@CSKian716) November 29, 2020
— Shivani (@meme_ki_diwani) November 29, 2020
Steve Smith is absurd. Utterly absurd.
— Christmas Deeley (@ThatChris1209) November 29, 2020
Steve Smith has 65.31 average and 102.98 strike rate against India in ODI – this is ridiculous numbers.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) November 29, 2020