Steve Smith, regarded as one of the greatest batsmen, took 39 balls to get off the mark on Day 1 of the third Test between Australia and New Zealand
Rock-solid Marnus Labuschagne, last year's leading Test runscorer with 1104 runs at 64.94, again proved the New Zealand's nemesis with his second ton of the series to continue his remarkable scoring sequence for Australia
Marnus Labuschagne is just the fifth Australian to score four Test tons in a home series this century
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With the first two Tests at Perth and Melbourne ending in heavy defeats inside four days, New Zealand will need all the help they can get even as bushfires continue to rage across New South Wales
Marnus Labuschagne is also the only player to score more than 1000 runs in Test in 2019
India captain Virat Kohli dominated the sport, but an unlikely former cricketer returned to the helm to lead the world's most powerful board
Rajasthan Royals squad after the Indian Premier League 2020 player auction in Kolkata on Thursday
India captain Virat Kohli maintained his lead at the top spot among batsmen but bowler Jasprit Bumrah lost a spot in the latest ICC Test rankings
Former Australia captain Steve Smith took a stunning catch at second slip to dismiss New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson on Day 2 of the first Test at Perth
New Zealand last played a Day-Night Test nearly two years ago against England in Auckland, while the Australians are fresh from thrashing Pakistan by an innings and 48 runs under lights in Adelaide last week
Helping or undermining? Steve Smith has had his say on Ian Chappell's claims that he was "white-anting" Australia captain Tim Paine
Ian Chappell said Steve Smith should not be as involved in field placements as he seemed to be on Monday when Australia wrapped the 2-0 series triumph
Steve Smith took a single off Muhammad Musa during the second Test against Pakistan in Adelaide to reach the milestone and take possession of a record held for 73 years by English great Wally Hammond
Australia went one up in the two-Test series with a crushing innings-and-five-run victory at the Gabba last weekend, but the second match starting Friday at Adelaide Oval is a pink-ball affair, which skipper Tim Paine said would produce different conditions with generous grass on the pitch and outfield
Michael Clarke was among the pall-bearers at Phillip Hughes' funeral. Hughes death devastated Clarke, who was the skipper of the Australian national cricket team at that time
Misbah-ul-Haq says Pakistan's pace attack must hit Steve Smith's "blind spot" if they are to prevent Australia's "batting genius" from piling on the runs
Likened to Dennis Lillee by Waqar Younis and eerily similar to New Zealand legend Shane Bond, Naseem Shah has been making all the right noises in the run-up to Australia vs Pakistan Test series
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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