It has been an interesting Sheffield Sheild tourney for Steve Smith already, with an unusual dismissal and a fine on his match fees earlier this month. It looks like the buck doesn't stop there for Steve Smith as he managed to get rid of a batsman in a bizarre fashion. Steve Smith, who was primarily a spinner in his early days, got the wicket of batsman Inglis in a very unusual manner. Steve Smith's delivery was smashed by Inglis to Moises Henriques who was fielding at silly point. The ball bounced off Henriques's boot only to be caught by the wicketkeeper, giving Steve Smith the wicket.
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.
Australia's run-machine Steve Smith has rejoined Big Bash League side Sydney Sixers after he re-signed with the team on Thursday, paving way for his comeback in the tournament after six years. Steve Smith was a part of the first Sydney Sixers team that lifted the inaugural cup back in 2014. Steve Smith made his return to Australia's T20 squad recently against Sri Lanka and Pakistan and managed to pile up runs in the shortest format too, indicating that he has his eyes set firmly on the T20 World Cup which will take place next year.