Australia ace batsman Steve Smith who had a poor form with the bat in the ongoing Test series against India as he was unable to score in two digits in first two matches regained his form in the third Test in SCG as he scored his 27th Test century against India.
However Smith admitted that he was unable to score runs in the first two tests as he was too defensive in his approach which is not his game. In the SCG Test, Smith, indeed, changed his approach against Ashwin and went on to score 131 runs off 226 balls with the help of 16 fours.
However Australian media has criticised Smith for his slump in form in first two Test match but New South Wales player was happy to get his ton and added that “now few people will be quite for some time now”
“I’m reading lots of things people say about out of form, but think there’s a difference between out of form and out of runs so it was just nice to score a few and maybe keep a few people quiet,” Smith was quoted as saying to the broadcasters at the ground during the innings’ break.
Smith was looking like he will easily go on and score 150-200 runs but a brilliant run out by Ravindra Jadeja who is easily regarded as one the best fielders in World Cricket at the moment dented his hopes.
The only innings that haunted Indian bowlers was the third wicket partnership between Labuschagne and Smith for 100 runs and due to which Australia was able to score 338 runs and in reply India is currently batting at 96 runs at the loss of 2 wickets at the end of day 2 of Sydney Test.