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Prolific Smith reveals three best Test tons

In his exclusive column for cricket.com.au, the Australia captain reveals where his Ashes-opening century ranks among his best Test hundreds

Day wrap: Smith dominate after England collapse

Jonny Bairstow hit a ton but England then lost 6-35 to be all out for 403. Australia captain Steve Smith reigned supreme as he closes on another Test ton


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'Hard work to do but it's a good wicket': Khawaja

Australia's Usman Khawaja reflects on Steve Smith's day two batting masterclass at the WACA, England's collapse and his own half-century


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'It's an interesting state of play': Bairstow

England 'keeper Jonny Bairstow talks about THAT ton celebration, batting collapses and the state of play following day two of the third Ashes Test


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Broad's 104-metre monster claims gong

He certainly didn't always look convincing with the bat, but Englishman Stuart Broad nailed this one for the Mastercard Priceless Shot of the Day


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Ponting questions England batsman after dismissal

Cricket legend Ricky Ponting has zeroed in on out-of-form allrounder Moeen Ali, who was again dismissed without having a major impact for the tourists


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Khawaja collects patient fifty before falling lbw

Usman Khawaja dug in to play a support role to Steve Smith, accumulating his way to another WACA half-century from 123 balls before he was given out


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Match Highlights: Canes' dash Stars in Valley Smash

George Bailey led the way with the bat before a strong bowling performance led the Hurricanes to a 64-run win over the Stars in the 'Valley Smash'


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Smith rules supreme to roll to WACA fifty

Steve Smith kept doing what Steve Smith does, with another Magellan Ashes half-century at the WACA as he punished England's bowlers


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Dottin dominates in tough contest

Deandra Dottin stood tall with bat and ball in her player-of-the-match performance for Brisbane Heat against Perth Scorchers at Allan Border Field


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Tea wrap: Overton removes Aussie openers

England second gamer Craig Overton claimed both David Warner and Cameron Bancroft on day two but Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja dug in


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Austin Waugh hits from side on in stunning run out

A tough of magic from Austin Waugh in the Under-19 Championship final as he swoops in from point with a deadly throw from side on for the run out


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Edwards ton leads NSW Metro to U19s title

Jack Edwards scored a century before wickets to Param Uppal and Austin Waugh - and a brilliant run out - saw NSW Metro cruise to victory over the CA XI


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Ashes Folklore: Alderman's 'bad tackle'

Terry Alderman's lethal swing bowling was put on hold for more than a year after a pitch invasion led to one of the most unfortunate injuries of all time


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Gill Espie's Action News Special Report

Optus Sport's gun reporter polls the Adelaide Oval crowd to find out whether Jason Gillespie really is cricket's greatest ever all-rounder


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Mike Hussey Masterclass: The Cover Drive

One of Australia's greats offers his advice on how to execute the perfect cover drive. Watch more expert masterclasses on the Optus Sport app