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Steve Smith Out For Nought Upon Return to Sheffield Shield

Australia batsman Steve Smith had a rare failure with the bat as he was out for a duck upon his return to Sheffield Shield Trophy after a gap of two years.

Cricketnext Staff |October 11, 2019, 11:18 AM IST
Steve Smith Out For Nought Upon Return to Sheffield Shield

Australia batsman Steve Smith had a rare failure with the bat as he was out for a duck upon his return to Sheffield Shield Trophy after a gap of two years. Playing for New South Wales, Smith edged a delivery from Queensland bowler Cameron Gannon as Joe Burns took a sharp catch.

Ever since his return to competitive cricket, following his one year ban for ball tampering, Smith has been in ominous form and scored a ton, to go with a double in the recently concluded Ashes.

Smith showed just what cricket was missing. 774 runs with an average of 110.57 in 4 matches show how dominant the right-hander was in the series. He just had one non-fifty score throughout the Ashes series.

One of his most memorable knocks came in the Old Trafford Test where he smashed 211 and single-handedly won the game for Australia.

In fact this was his first duck in first-class cricket in 55 innings and nearly 3 years; last was in Nov 2016.

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