Steven Smith © Getty Images
Steven Smith got to his highest score in Tests © Getty Images

Dec 10, 2014

Steven Smith crossed 150 for the first time in his career, when he reached the landmark on Day Two of the first Test between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval. Earlier, Michael Clarke scored his 28th century. Clarke came out to resume his innings on an unbeaten 60 at the start of the day after having retired hurt on Day One due to his poor back, and seemed like he might have to be ruled out of the match. Steven Smith scored his fifth century. Resuming his innings on 78, Smith started the day with a boundary through point, and continued on his way after that.

Earlier on Day One, David Warner’s superb 145 put Australia in a strong position, along with contributions from the rest of the middle order. Throughout the day, there were a number of emotional gestures toward the heavens in memory of Phillip Hughes from the Australian batsmen. They finished the day at a good score of 354 for six, though a few quick wickets at the death by the Indian bowlers evened the odds slightly.

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