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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

Pietersen on song in BBL tune-up

Melbourne Stars batsman Kevin Pietersen starred for the Dolphins in South Africa's domestic competition, but his 79 off 48 balls wasn't enough to stop Cape Cobras prevailing


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Smith adds to catalogue of classic grabs

Steve Smith's stunning catch in the first ODI against New Zealand is the latest in a long list of spectacular snares from the Australia skipper


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When you're on, you're on: Smith

Australia captain Steve Smith scored a wonderful hundred and plucked a stunning acrobatic catch in his side's ODI win over New Zealand in Sydney


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Match wrap: Super Smith secures 1-0 lead

Australia's skipper starred with the bat and in the field while Martin Guptill posted a brilliant century in the first ODI at the SCG


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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