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Steve Smith exclusive: Why we fined Maxwell

Australia's skipper writes about Glenn Maxwell's punishment, the ODI series against NZ and George Bailey's bowling

Catch of the summer? Smith takes a blinder

As if scoring 164 wasn't enough, Australia's skipper Steve Smith took an incredible diving catch to halt New Zealand's run chase at the Sydney Cricket Ground


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Smith breaks SCG record with brilliant 164

Steve Smith came to his team's rescue with a fine hundred against New Zealand and went on the post the highest ODI score at the SCG


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Munro's bat-breaking effort at the SCG

New Zealand's Colin Munro swung hard in his late cameo for the Black Caps against Australia at the SCG - a little too hard on this occasion!


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De Grandhomme's optimistic review

NZ's Colin de Grandhomme asked for a second opinion when he was given out leg before wicket, but the replays left little doubt as to his fate


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Highlights of Guptill's entertaining knock

New Zealand opener Martin Guptill did his best to help his team during their massive run chase by notching a highly-entertaining century at the SCG


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Smith, Head make NZ pay for dropped catches

New Zealand were made to pay for several missed chances as Australia racked up an imposing total in the first Chappell-Hadlee ODI at the SCG


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Innings wrap: Smith guides Australia to 8-324

Steve Smith posted 164 and got handy support from Travis Head and Matthew Wade as Australia punished New Zealand's bowlers at the SCG


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Wade gets two despite comical mix up

Six New Zealand players were involved in this comical bit of fielding late in Australia's innings, with Matthew Wade picking up two runs


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Watch all eight Australian sixes at the SCG

Steve Smith and Matthew Wade led the way as the Aussies cleared the rope on eight separate occasions against NZ at the SCG


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Wade hammers Neesham for three sixes

Matthew Wade sent Jimmy Neesham's bowling over the rope three times in the one over as Australia fired against New Zealand at the SCG


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Head chips in with crucial half-century

Australia's Travis Head celebrated his first one-day international on home soil with a crucial half-century against New Zealand at the SCG


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Marsh dismissed in the worst possible way

Now this is unlucky. Mitchell Marsh is sent on his way for just 1 at the SCG, run out by a deflection from Jimmy Neesham in the first ODI