Steve Smith Fined 25% Of Match Fee For Showing Dissent In Sheffield Shield Game

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Steve Smith was visibly frustrated when he was given out after scoring a hundred in Sheffield Shield game; he has been fined 25% of his match fee for dissent

Written By Sreehari Menon | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Australia batsman Steve Smith was fined on Thursday for showing dissent after being given out in a Sheffield Shield game. Smith, playing for the New South Wales, was batting on 103 when he tried to uppercut a Marcus Stoinis delivery and was caught by wicketkeeper Josh Inglis. Smith was left visibly disappointed at the decision and was seen shaking his head while walking back to the pavilion.

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Steve Smith fined for showing dissent in Sheffield Shield game

Steve Smith was fined 25% of his match fee for breaching the Level 1 Code of Conduct. Subsequently, Smith accepted the charge. He scored his slowest-ever first-class hundred, staying at the crease for a monumental 295 deliveries. Smith’s innings was laced with 11 boundaries and 2 hits over the fence. Smith’s marathon hundred, along with half-centuries from Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes and Pat Cummins, helped New South Wales pile on 444/8 against Western Australia. Marcus Stoinis, Liam O Connor and D’Arcy Short picked up 2 wickets each, while the other two wickets were picked up by Matthew Kelly and Liam Guthrie.

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Steve Smith scores 100, warning signs for Pakistan

Steve Smith’s patient knock comes as a warning to the touring Pakistan side, who wreaked havoc in their game against Australia A. Pakistan had a lot of positives after Asad Shafiq and Babar Azam scored hundreds before their pace attack bowled out Australia A for 122. The 3-day practice match ended in a draw, and watching Steve Smith bat in the Sheffield Shield, they would know that the challenge would be different when they take on Australia in the 1st Test on 21st November.

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Steve Smith: Sensational comeback

Steve Smith has been sensational form coming into the series. Before his hundred in the Sheffield Shield, Smith scored 2 half-centuries in 3 T20I innings against Pakistan and Sri Lanka. On the Test front, Smith smashed a mammoth 774 runs in just 7 innings in The Ashes 2019 in England, scoring 3 fifties and 3 centuries.

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