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India vs Australia: ‘Will rewind and watch it again,’ Ravindra Jadeja hails Steve Smith’s run out as his ‘best effort’

India vs Australia: It took a sensational direct hit from Jadeja from the square-leg position towards the non-striker’s end to get rid of Smith for 131. Australia were bundled out for 338 and Jadeja was the star of the show for India.
Ravindra Jadeja of India celebrates.(via REUTERS)
Ravindra Jadeja of India celebrates.(via REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 07:28 PM IST
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India vs Australia: ‘My mom and dad saw me score a hundred at SCG’ - Steve Smith ‘proud’ to get back in form

India vs Australia: Smith had scored just 10 runs in 4 innings in the first two Tests and questions were being raised on his form. But after scoring the ton, the batsman said that he enjoys playing in Sydney and he feels good about getting back to form.
Steve Smith of Australia celebrates making his century.(via REUTERS)
Steve Smith of Australia celebrates making his century.(via REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 04:26 PM IST
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India vs Australia: Wasim Jaffer uses dialogue from ‘Bajirao Mastani’ in tweet to describe Jadeja’s sensational direct hit to run out Steve Smith at Sydney

Ravindra Jadeja, arguably the best outfielder in the world by a distance, ran in and hit the stumps directly with a one handed pick-up and throw. The all-rounder celebrated in style as it brought an end to a classic Test knock against the odds, something that has become Smith’s identity off late.
Screenshot of Ravindra Jadeja’s direct hit that ran Steve Smith out.(Twitter/Wasim Jaffer)
Screenshot of Ravindra Jadeja’s direct hit that ran Steve Smith out.(Twitter/Wasim Jaffer)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 02:54 PM IST
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India vs Australia: Steve Smith breaks Kohli, Tendulkar’s record as he scores 27th Test hundred

IND vs AUS: Smith, who roared back to form, took 136 innings to hit his 27th ton in the longest format while Kohli and former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar had taken 141 innings to achieve the feat.
Australia's Steve Smith waves to the crowd as he walks from the field after he was run out 131 runs during play on day two of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.(AP)
Australia's Steve Smith waves to the crowd as he walks from the field after he was run out 131 runs during play on day two of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.(AP)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 02:21 PM IST
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Sydney Test: Jadeja, Gill do star turns as India dominate day 2 despite Smith century

India vs Australia: Australia rode on Steve Smith’s gritty 131-run knock and half centuries by debutant Will Pucovski (62) and Marnus Labuschagne (91) to come up with their strongest batting performance of the ongoing series.
India's Ajinkya Rahane, left, and Cheteshwar Pujara walk from the field at the end of play on day two of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.(AP)
India's Ajinkya Rahane, left, and Cheteshwar Pujara walk from the field at the end of play on day two of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.(AP)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 02:03 PM IST
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4 wickets, stunning run out of Steve Smith: Ravindra Jadeja, the ‘MVP’ of India does it again

If picking up 4 wickets was not enough then Ravindra Jadeja showed his worth as three-dimensional cricketer to put an end to what was a brilliant innings from Steve Smith. It took a Jadeja direct hit from square leg to end Smith’s 131-run knock. This also turned out to be Australia’s last wicket.
Ravindra Jadeja(BCCI/Twitter)
Ravindra Jadeja(BCCI/Twitter)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 03:35 PM IST
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Twitter goes berserk after Jasprit Bumrah cleans up Australia captain Tim Paine with a peach of a delivery

Jasprit Bumrah dismissed young Cameron Green for a 21-ball duck which prompted the umpires to call for lunch on Day 2 and when play resumed in the second session, he removed Australia captain Time Paine with a peach of a delivery that set Twitter on fire.
Jasprit Bumrah clean bowls Tim Paine(Twitter)
Jasprit Bumrah clean bowls Tim Paine(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 09:14 AM IST
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India vs Australia Live Score, 3rd Test, Day 2: Openers bring up 50, India solid

India vs Australia 3rd Test Day 2 live score: Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill have gotten off to a promising start to bring up India’s 50 on Day 2 of the SCG Test. Ravindra Jadeja finished with 4/62 and affected the run out of Steve Smith as Australia were all out for 338 in their first innings.
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Updated on Jan 08, 2021 11:19 AM IST
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India vs Australia: India face attack of the clones at SCG

India vs Australia: During that Ashes, Labuschagne’s first, the South African-born Queenslander went from packing Smith’s kit bag to replacing him as the game’s first concussion substitute in the Lord’s Test.
Australia's Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne, left, walk from the field following play on day one of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)(AP)
Australia's Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne, left, walk from the field following play on day one of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)(AP)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 09:52 PM IST
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India vs Australia: ‘I just remembered my father,’ Mohammed Siraj explains why he became emotional during national anthem at SCG

India vs Australia: Siraj’s father passed away on November 20, just after the Hyderabad pacer had travelled with the Indian team for the Tour Down Under. The pacer had stayed back in Australia to fulfil his dream of seeing him play for India.
Mohammed Siraj teared up during National Anthem.(PTI/Screenshot)
Mohammed Siraj teared up during National Anthem.(PTI/Screenshot)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 04:08 PM IST
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India vs Australia: ‘Wanted to put Ashwin under pressure’, says Steve Smith after returning to form in Sydney Test

After the end of day’s play, Smith said he was looking to put senior Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin under pressure after being at the receiving end of the India off-spinner’s guile in the first two Tests.
Photo of Australian batsman Steve Smith (R) and Indian spinner R Ashwin (L) during the 3rd Test at SCG(Twitter)
Photo of Australian batsman Steve Smith (R) and Indian spinner R Ashwin (L) during the 3rd Test at SCG(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 03:56 PM IST
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India vs Australia: Steve Smith’s wife shares video of him shadow batting in hotel room - WATCH

As Smith was fighting to get back to form, his wife Dani Willis put up a video of him as an Instagram Story, in which Smith can be seen shadow batting in his room. The story had the caption, “Like a kid on Christmas Eve”.
Steve Smith shadow batting in his hotel room.(Instagram/Dani Willis)
Steve Smith shadow batting in his hotel room.(Instagram/Dani Willis)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 02:27 PM IST
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Sydney Test Day 1 report: Pucovski, Labuschagne fifties take hosts to 166/2 on rain-hit opening day

India vs Australia: At stumps, Labuschagne was unbeaten on 67 and Smith, after his uncharacteristic run of low scores so far, seemed out of the woods with 31 confident runs, which included five authoritative boundaries. Labuschagne found the fence eight times. This was after debutant Will Pucovski, riding on some luck, made 62 on debut.
Australia's Will Pucovski waves his bat as he celebrates reaching 50 runs during play on day one of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.(AP)
Australia's Will Pucovski waves his bat as he celebrates reaching 50 runs during play on day one of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.(AP)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 01:56 PM IST
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India vs Australia: ‘It’s the weakest batting line-up,’ Gautam Gambhir feels India have a strong chance against ‘vulnerable’ Australia

India vs Australia: Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir believes India have a good chance of winning the series and it stems of Australia’s fragile batting line-up.
India celebrate the wicket of Marnus Labuschagne in Melbourne.(Getty Images)
India celebrate the wicket of Marnus Labuschagne in Melbourne.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 07:38 AM IST
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‘If Shami, Ishant, and Umesh were fit, there would’ve been no reply from the Australians’: Gautam Gambhir

Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir highlighted the vulnerability in the Australian batting line-up and said India have a good chance of winning the series.
Australia's David Warner walks from the field after he was dismissed for five runs during play on day one of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.(AP)
Australia's David Warner walks from the field after he was dismissed for five runs during play on day one of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.(AP)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 08:01 AM IST
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India vs Australia: ‘No one more determined than him,’ Tom Moody says Steve Smith is ‘caged lion ready to burst out’

India vs Australia: Ahead of the 3rd Test between the two teams which is set to begin from Thursday, former Australia cricketer Tom Moody said that Smith has the ability to burst out and rattle the oppositions when he is least expected to.
Australia's Steve Smith walks from the field after he was dismissed.(AP)
Australia's Steve Smith walks from the field after he was dismissed.(AP)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 07:12 PM IST
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‘I don’t coach Steve Smith. Steve Smith coaches himself’: Justin Langer ‘can’t wait’ to watch Smith bat in Sydney Test

India vs Australia: Steve Smith was among runs in the limited-overs series but couldn’t on the momentum in the Test series. However, Australian head coach Justin Langer has backed Smith and warned the visitors that great players do not miss out on scoring for a long period.
Australia's Steve Smith prepares to put on his helmet before batting in the nets as they train at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, ahead of their cricket test against India starting Thursday.(AP)
Australia's Steve Smith prepares to put on his helmet before batting in the nets as they train at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, ahead of their cricket test against India starting Thursday.(AP)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 08:51 AM IST
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‘We do get on well and love talking about the game’, Steve Smith opens up on his ‘bromance’ with Marnus Labuschagne

Taking their friendship to another level, 7Cricket online shared a video were some of the Australian cricketers expressed their views on the Smith-Labuschagne ‘bromance’.
Photo of Marnus Labuschagne (L) and Steve Smith (R)(Twitter)
Photo of Marnus Labuschagne (L) and Steve Smith (R)(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 06:35 PM IST
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India vs Australia: After success against Smith and Labuschagne, R Ashwin set to improve his record against David Warner

Twice has Ashwin dismissed Smith and Labuschagne, making many believe that perhaps he has the wood over the former Australia captain. Smith has so far scored just 10 runs from four innings at an average of 3.33, while Labuschagne has not been able to convert his starts.
Australia's Mitchell Starc, left, and India's Ravichandran Ashwin exchange words during play on day four of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.(AP)
Australia's Mitchell Starc, left, and India's Ravichandran Ashwin exchange words during play on day four of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.(AP)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 08:01 AM IST
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‘Surprised by how well he’s done’: Andy Flower asked to pick a better batsman between Virat Kohli or Steve Smith

Former Zimbabwe captain Andy Flower has stated that the Indian captain is ‘incredibly skillful and hungry for runs’ while the Australian batting mainstay has done wonders in the longest format of the game.
Steve Smith of Australia shakes hands with Virat Kohli of India.(Cricket Australia via Getty Imag)
Steve Smith of Australia shakes hands with Virat Kohli of India.(Cricket Australia via Getty Imag)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 08:20 AM IST
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India vs Australia: ‘Smith hasn’t been in a good mental space’ – former Australian captain decodes Smith’s rough patch against India

Former Australian captain Kim Huges stated that being away from his family has taken a mental toll on Steve Smith. He further opined that the latter will bounce back soon.
File photo of Australian batsman Steve Smith(AP)
File photo of Australian batsman Steve Smith(AP)
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 06:23 PM IST
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India vs Australia: ‘On the field, he is the bowling captain’, Pragyan Ojha names the player who’s leading Indian bowling from the front

Pragyan Ojha hailed Ashwin’s fearless approach with the ball in the ongoing Test series. The former cricketer said that Ashwin has developed the habit on delivering in every situation, no matter what the conditions are.
Stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane with other teammates at MCG(Twitter)
Stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane with other teammates at MCG(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 01, 2021 06:38 PM IST
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India vs Australia: ‘Wouldn’t be too quick to judge Steve Smith,’ Australia’s assistant coach expects former captain and Marnus Labuschagne to find form soon

India vs Australia: Andrew McDonald believes that form of Smith and Labuschagne in the ongoing Test series against India will not be a major concern for the team.
Steve Smith is bowled.(Getty Images)
Steve Smith is bowled.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 01, 2021 07:35 AM IST
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‘Can’t wait to see what the next decade has in store for me’, Steve Smith ‘humbled’ to be named Test player of the decade

Expressing himself on social media, the former Australian captain said he is humbled to get the honour and thanked his fans for their endless support.
File Photo of Steve Smith(Getty Images)
File Photo of Steve Smith(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 31, 2020 09:15 PM IST
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‘Surprising to move up ahead of Kohli and Smith’, says Kane Williamson after becoming No.1 Test batsman

Williamson became Test No. 1 following his spectacular knock of 129 runs against Pakistan in the first innings of the second Test at the Bay Oval. He gained 13 rating points for his effort of 129 and 21 to go 11 points clear of Kohli and 13 ahead of Smith.
Photo of Indian captain Virat Kohli (L) and New Zealand captain Kane Willaimson(ICC/Twitter)
Photo of Indian captain Virat Kohli (L) and New Zealand captain Kane Willaimson(ICC/Twitter)
Updated on Dec 31, 2020 10:03 PM IST
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India vs Australia: ‘It’s the best I have seen Ashwin bowl overseas,’ Laxman praises Ashwin’s ‘lovely display of off-spin’ in Melbourne

Impressed with his heroics, Laxman, in his latest column on Times of India, said that this is the best version of Ravi Ashwin he has ever witnessed in overseas conditions.
File photo of Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin(Getty Images)
File photo of Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 31, 2020 04:32 PM IST
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Any batsman does that by instinct: Tendulkar explains how Ashwin has got the upper hand against Steve Smith

India vs Australia: Much of the onus for Smith’s failure to get going is on Ravichandran Ashwin. The 32-year-old off-spinner has spun a web around Smith in the Test series so far as he has dismissed him twice while continuously troubling him with his variations and length.
Sachin Tendulkar speaks to the media during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and India at Melbourne Cricket Ground.(Getty Images)
Sachin Tendulkar speaks to the media during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and India at Melbourne Cricket Ground.(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 31, 2020 10:58 AM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times: Delhi records minimum temperature of 4.1 degrees and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
There is moderate fog with Delhi’s Palam recording visibility under 200 metres Wednesday morning.(Reuters Photo)
There is moderate fog with Delhi’s Palam recording visibility under 200 metres Wednesday morning.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Dec 30, 2020 09:00 AM IST
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Bumrah, Ashwin and hunting in tandem

The 34-year-old off-spinner has been sensational, tactically and in terms of fitness; with Jasprit Bumrah, he is spearheading the bowling that has left Australia rattled in a series tied 1-1.
Jasprit Bumrah, centre, is congratulated by teammates after taking the wicket of Australia's Joe Burns for no score during play on day one of the Boxing Day cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.(AP)
Jasprit Bumrah, centre, is congratulated by teammates after taking the wicket of Australia's Joe Burns for no score during play on day one of the Boxing Day cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.(AP)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 08:19 AM IST
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No spinner has done that to me in my career: Steve Smith narrates how he has let Ashwin ‘dictate terms’ in Test series

Smith has scored only 10 runs in 4 innings in the series so far while being dismissed by Ashwin two times.
Steve Smith on Ashwin.(AP)
Steve Smith on Ashwin.(AP)
Updated on Dec 31, 2020 07:47 AM IST
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