5. 55 vs India

He scored a swift fifty and got out by gloving the ball to the gully fielder agaisnt Mohammad Siraj’s bowling at 55 in 74 deliveries. Smith was their highest run-getter in the inning and it was ended in vain after other batters failed to stick around.

4. 81 vs India

After the dismissal of Labuschagne, Smith stayed on the 22-yards and contributed the team a run of 81 out of 167 balls, which included eight boundaries and a sixer. He was dismissed by LBW off Ravi Ashwin. Smith was then awarded the Player of the Match for his 212 run contribution in both the innings combined.

3. 35 vs South Africa

Smith came back to the team after an injury and made it to the T20 world cup squad this year. Though he is not a renowned T20 cricket player like Tests, he is a type of batter who can play an anchor role in the team. The inaugural Super-12 match of the T20 world cup was scheduled between Australia and South Africa.

2. 93 vs England

The 32-year-old was dismissed for 12 runs in the first Test. He got the opportunity after a long period to lead the Test team again in the second match of the Ashes. He came back to the captaincy role with style after hitting his 32nd half-century.

1. 131 vs India

Smith was in a poor patch of runs in the series with recurring single-digit scores in the four innings. He came back to form in Sydney, as soon as the calendar year changed as he went to bat at number four and settled in the crease for a long time.