Written byAyush Gupta
While he is a full-time batsman currently, he continues to bowl occasionally.
Meanwhile, in domestic Sheffield Shield recently, his leg-spin dismissed a batsman, which did come under controversial and weird circumstances.
Here is more.
Wales's Smith, who was bowling to WA's Josh Inglis, saw the latter going for the drive, as the ball hit the man at silly point, only to bounce back in the air and to be comfortably taken by Nick Larkin in the short leg.
However, there was mild controversy surrounding his dismissal, as replays from multiple angles suggested that while Inglis went for the drive, the ball probably hit the ground, before or after, hitting the boots of the man stationed at silly point.
Nonetheless, since it was a domestic match, with no DRS in place, the on-field umpire's decision stood.
After winning the toss, Wales elected to bat first, as they posted a good total of 444/8, courtesy Smith's 103.
Meanwhile, WA were bundled for 191, as Pat Cummins and Steve OKeefe claimed three each.
The second innings saw Wales scoring 98/0, while WA were knocked off for 128, as Mitchell Starc claimed 4/57, while Smith claimed 1/10.
Although he helped his side win, he was on the receiving end as he was slapped with a fine 25% of his match fee, following the dissent he showed over his dismissal.
Nonetheless, he apologized to his team-mates following the code of conduct violation.
"I have to look at when I get out and the way I sort of conduct myself," he said.
Following are some of the records held by Smith:
- Only player to win ICC Test Player of the Year award on multiple occasions.
- Youngest player to win ICC Cricketer of the Year award.
- Fastest Australian to score 10,000 international runs.
- Youngest Australian to score 6,000 Test runs.
- Fastest Australian to reach 3,000 ODI runs.
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