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Friday, September 21, 2018

Smith off to fiery start on return to cricket in Australia


Former Australia captain Steve Smith return to cricket in Australia in style as he played his first game on home soil for the first time since the ball tampering scandal in March that rocked Cricket Australia. The 29-year-old played a sensational innings for Sutherland in NSW Premier Cricket, scoring 85 runs in 92 balls against Mosman. His innings included six fours and one six. Smith failed to score a ton as he was eventually dismissed by Scott Rodgie as he gave away his catch to Lachlan Hearne.

Smith’s innings saw Sutherland scoring 238 runs in 50 overs, setting Mosman 239 run to chase. According to a report in Cricket Austraila, the batsman received a warm, standing ovation as he came out to bat, and much the same, as he walked back to the pavilion after being dismissed.

Smith’s knock came on the same day Australia’s former vice-captain David Warner made his return to club cricket in Australia. Warner will play for Randwick Petersham against St George at Coogee Oval.

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