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Australian youngster Steven Smith said it was a dream to score a century in his favorite ground, Sydney. Smith heaped praise on veteran wicket keeper Brad Haddin‘s calculated assault on the England bowlers.
Smith also quashed the rumours of Haddin quitting the game as certain dailies had carried out.
Smith and Haddin rescued the home team with a 128-run sixth-wicket stand before Haddin went for his sixth score over 50 in the series and Smith was last man out for 115.Paceman Ben Stokes finished with six wickets for 99 as easily the best English bowler, read an AFP report
Smith didn’t dwell long in the ‘nervous nineties’ with a six and four off debutant leg-spinner Scott Borthwick to raise his third Test century against England and first at his home Sydney Cricket Ground.
Smith on 99 was gifted with a Borthwick full-toss and he clouted it through to the mid-wicket boundary.
The number five cracked 17 fours and a six in his 154-ball century. Haddin, the bane of the English bowlers in this series, was finally out for 75 off 90 balls post-tea to help in the rescue act with Smith.
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