Twitter Reactions: Aussie skipper Steve Smith powers Australia to 451
Published - Mar 17, 2017 3:02 pm | Updated - Mar 17, 2017 3:04 pm
Steve Smith, the current Aussie captain has powered Australia to a position of great strength on day two of the ongoing third Test match at Ranchi. Smith, has once again proved to the world why he is considered one of the current best with his unbeaten knock of 178 runs off 361 deliveries. The right-handed batsman has looked particularly solid throughout the course of the series and the fairy tale continued in the third Test as well.
Smith’s innings was greatly supported by an excellent Glenn Maxwell who brought up his maiden Test ton and entered the list of players who has scored centuries in all three formats of the game. Though Ravindra Jadeja got rid of the well settled Maxwell at a score of 104, the Australian captain kept the scoreboard ticking. Smith saw off spin and pace effortlessly as he marched towards his score of 178* which included 17 boundaries.
Smith’s innings defies sheer class that the man produces as he looked absolutely comfortable against a fiery Indian spin attack which got rid of most of the other Australian wickets. The 27-year-old is at his peak right now and is receiving praise from all over the world courtesy to a brilliant ton against the Indians.
Smith rubbed off all the blames that were put on him after his controversial dismissal in the second Test at Bengaluru. He was labelled as a “cheat” for trying to consult the dressing room about using the decision review system but this brilliant inning from the right-hander definitely shuts up everyone.
Steve’s innings helped Australia reach a respectable total of 451 runs which is the highest so far in the series. Australia would now be hoping to restrict India to a lowest possible score to gain the advantage in the match and as well as the series.
Gutted for Steve Smith, he missed out on well deserved double century. This time he let his bat do the talking. Run machine #IndvAus
— Waѕiyullah Budye (@WasiyullahB) March 17, 2017
I want to hate Steve Smith, but his batsmanship is unreal. Proper player in all conditions!#IndvAus
— Mike Strachan (@SaffaStrachan) March 17, 2017
#IndvAus Steve Smith delivering more hundreds in India than any ATMs
— Santosh (@SantaMentalist) March 17, 2017
Steve Smith deserves a standing ovation for his innings. Truly a captains knock.?#IndvAus
P.s hoping that he plays like this for RPSG too.
— Ankur Singh (@TheSinghAnkur) March 17, 2017
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) March 17, 2017
#INDvAUS Injury Update
Virat Kohli (Shoulder – fielding incident)
Steve Smith (Shoulder – repeatedly raising the bat for centuries)
— William Hill Aus (@WillHillAus) March 17, 2017
Majestic innings from Steve Smith. "Captain's innings" is a worn out cliche but worth dusting out for this one
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 17, 2017
Steve Smith 178*
— Fox Sports Lab (@FoxSportsLab) March 17, 2017
Steve Smith vs India in Tests:
92, 5, 46, 18, 162*, 52*, 133, 28, 192, 14, 117, 71, 27, 109, 8, 28, 178*
— NOOR KHAN (@Noor96KHAN) March 17, 2017
While he's not my cup of tea you have to say Steve smith is the #1 batsman in the world right now
— john wise (@johndavidwise) March 17, 2017
Mighty Congratulations to Steve Smith on a WELCOME captain's knock. He continues to prove he is one of the best batsman ever.
— John Hartley Milne (@JohnHMilne) March 17, 2017
— Abdul Ghaffar (@GhaffarDawnNews) March 17, 2017
At some point I'm going to get over the fact that Steve Smith is a top batsman despite horrible technique. But it's not now. #IndvAus
— Gus McLean (@GusM_LW) March 17, 2017
What a knock by Steve Smith. Proves why he is the No. 1 batsman in the world. #INDVAUS
— Himanshu Raut (@itsmehimanshu08) March 17, 2017
You almost feel sad for Steve Smith for not getting that well deserving double hundred #IndvAus
— Rahul (@rahulksingh291) March 17, 2017
Steve Smith 178 no and test average of 61.45. Australia's best batsman since Don Bradman? Give me a reason why not.
— Bud Shehu (@BudShehu) March 17, 2017
— Tarun Bajaj (@therealTeeBee) March 17, 2017
Well played Smudge! Terrific knock as the norm with you! ??????@stevesmith49
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) March 17, 2017
Captains knock, Brilliant @stevesmith49 deserved 200. Very well played. Match winning innings!
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) March 17, 2017