WATCH: Steve Smith Shows Great Game Awareness Against New Zealand
By SMCS - Sep 11, 2022 6:20 pm
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Star Australia batter Steve Smith has scored his first ODI century in nearly two years, and with this, Australia could only manage a total of 267 for five in 50 overs against New Zealand in the third and final ODI at the Cazaly Cricket Stadium in Cairns. Smith, however, has registered his 12th ODI ton, scoring a brilliant 105 off 131 balls. However, in the game, the former Australia captain’s game awareness was also shown.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

In the 38th over, Steve Smith hit Jimmy Neesham for a six over the square leg boundary. However, the umpire gave it a no-ball after Smith reminded the umpires about the number of fielders outside the 30-yard circle as well.

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However, Australia have already taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the Chappell-Hadlee series after winning the first game by two wickets before a 113-run thrashing of New Zealand in the second.

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Meanwhile, Steve Smith, who won the Player of the Match and Player of the Series, said after the game: “You always want to contribute to the team and help them to success. It was always difficult in the start, their new bowlers have been exceptional. So we knew we had to get through that. I love batting at number three, I think it’s the best for me but whatever is needed for the team. (On Finch) He’s been huge for the team for 10 years, he’s done a terrific job and we’re all sad to see him leave.”