Allan Border Medal 2015 Live Updates: Steven Smith wins Allan Border Medal, ODI and Test Cricketer of the Year
Steven Smith with his ODI and Test Cricketer of the Year trophies and Allan Border Medal © Getty Images

Steven Smith and David Warner are the two strong contenders for the Allan Border Medal ceremony on Tuesday, being held at Sydney. Glenn McGrath was the first ever winner of the Allan Border Medal in 2000. Steve Waugh, Matthew Hayden, Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke, Brett Lee, Shane Watson, and Mitchell Johnson have won it later on. Read: Allan Border Medal — A history.

Ricky Ponting has won the Allan Border Medal a record five times — 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010 (he shared it with Michael Clarke on the last occasion). Clarke has won the medal a record four times and Watson won it twice.

Smith, who was handed the Test captaincy after Clarke injured himself in the first Test and was declared unavailable for the remainder of the series, put up an impressive performance in the series. He was awarded the Man of the Series also.

Last year, Mitchell Johnson pipped Clarke to win the Allan Border Medal.

That’s all from the newsroom for now. Have a good day.

Steven Smith sweeps all three main awards of the night — Allan Border Medal, Test and ODI Cricketer of the Year.

 

 

 

Now we come to the main award of the night, the Allan Border Medal. Allan Border is on the stage to present the award. The contenders are Mitchell Johnson, Steven Smith, Aaron Finch and David Warner. And the award goes to Steven Smith.

 

Mark Nicholas remembers the indomitable spirit of the late Philip Hughes. Nicholas says, “What is this spirit of the cricket we talk about… Phil Hughes was the spirit.” Matthew Hayden is here to present the Test Player of the Year. The contenders are Mitchell Johnson, Steven Smith, Nathan Lyon and David Warner. And the award goes to Steven Smith. He beat David Warner by four votes.

Rodney Marsh hands over the Hall of Fame trophy to Adam Gilchrist. Gilchrist remembers Belinda Clark being inducted last year and how people like the former Australian woman cricketer keep inspiring and pursue the dreams over the years. Gilchrist also speaks about his father Stan Gilchrist winning the Order of Australia on Australia Day for his contribution to the game and community. Gilchrist was the founder and currently the chairman of Lord’s Taverners Northern New South Wales, a non-profit organisation that helps young people, the disadvantaged and also high achievers reach their goals, particularly through sport.

Two new members will be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame and they are Adam Gilchrist and Jack Ryder. Bobby Simpson is here to present the ODI Cricketer of the Year 2015. The contenders are Aaron Finch, Mitchell Johnson, Steven Smith and James Faulkner and the award goes to Steven Smith. Domestic player of the year is presented by Justin Langer and goes to Jason Behrendorff. He is part of the Perth Scorchers team, playing the BBL final. T20 International Player of the Year will be presented by Darren Lehmann. The contenders are Glenn Maxwell, Cameron White, David Warner and Aaron Finch. And the award goes to Glenn Maxwell. Maxwell beat Finch by a mile.

Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year is awarded to Sean Abbott by Brett Lee. Both of them are busy with the Big Bash League 2014-15 final at Manuka Oval, Canberra. They play for Sydney Sixers and will be up against Perth Scorchers.

Mark Nicholas remembers Abbott going through the difficult period during Phil Hughes tragic death and how all around the world have shown him support, including Elton John at a concert in Germany. Nicholas describes how special this award must be for him. George Bailey: James Faulkner against England last summer was absolutely phenomenal. The highlights of the ODI match where Glenn Maxwell’s last over changed course for Australia against Pakistan in UAE is being shown. Read: Allan Border Medal — A history.

Belinda Clark (left) with Meg Lanning © Getty Images
Belinda Clark (left) with Meg Lanning © Getty Images

Belinda Clark is here to present the Belinda Clark award and the award goes to Australia Women captain Meg Lanning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can watch the live streaming of the Allan Border Medal 2015 ceremony here.