Steve Smith hopes for the golden summer to continue

Steve Smith continued his golden summer as he scored another hundred against England as Australia clinched the thriller to enter the final of the tri-series.

Smith, who was the stand-in captain for the fourth ODI at Hobart, scored an unbeaten 102 off 95 balls, in an innings that contained six boundaries and one six. Australia chased down 304 with one ball to spare.

Smith captained Australia in the last three Tests against India this summer and scored four hundreds amassing 769 runs in the series.

Smith continued his good form in the one-dayers that followed and is currently second in the runs table, just behind England’s Ian Bell, who earlier in the day scored a hundred and became the highest run-getter for England in ODIs.

Smith was extremely happy with his form and added, “It’s nice to get a few runs again tonight and get the boys over the line.”

He also mentioned Haddin’s crucial contribution in the chase which supported him to build up a healthy partnership of 81 runs together for sixth wicket. Smith said, “I thought Haddin really took the pressure off me in the end today outstanding. We let it go a little bit later than we would have liked to but Starc came in at the end and put away the first ball”.

Smith looked forward to the final group stage match at his home-ground in Sydney.

“That would be one big game for us but I can’t wait to get out at Sydney (for the last league match against India) and play another game at my home ground,” said Smith.