When Steve Smith reached the three-figure barrier for the primary time in BBL historical past on Tuesday, Australian nice he grew to become simply the fourth participant to make 100 within the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Huge Bash League (BBL). Earlier than Smith, the feat had been completed in each T20 leagues by David Warner, Chris Gayle, and Shane Watson. The Sydney Sixers paid $250K for Smith, who represented Australia within the house collection towards South Africa. Smith has proven to be a clever monetary resolution for the facet.
Former Rajasthan Royals and Rising Pune Tremendous Gaint skipper Steve Smith has additionally determined to not take part within the forthcoming IPL public sale. This is how Indian cricket followers reacted to Smith’e century -
Unbelievable innings from Steve Smith.
100 for @stevesmith49 in BBL12, the primary ever hundred by a @SixersBBL participant.
What a knock____#SteveSmith #CricketAustralia#BBL12
— Subin Sunilkumar (@SunilkumarSubin) January 17, 2023
It has been simply 17 days and Smudge has received his 2nd ton of this yr. A stellar T20 _ right this moment, to close the haters’ mouth who used to name him a TEST participant. Did Steve Smith crack the code for all-format play? Are we but to see the _ model of Smudge?___#SteveSmith #BBL #49 pic.twitter.com/WHd2VjaHnE
— Shubh Sinha (@iamshubhsinha) January 17, 2023
India just isn’t using the batting potential of Washington Sundar.
I believe he ought to give away bowling (like Steve Smith) to develop into accessible within the eyes of @chetans1987 & @ImRo45 as an ideal batsman & a batsman who can ball if wanted (not a bowler who can bat when wanted).
— Holy Cricket Christ! (@CricketInsight3) January 17, 2023
Steve Smith’s maiden Huge Bash hundred _
Strike Charge 180.36#BBL https://t.co/r7eLM8HiVA
— Asfandiyar Khan (@AsfandiOfficial) January 17, 2023
King is again in T20 format …_#SteveSmith #BBL pic.twitter.com/7Wanu1k9RD
— Md Zishan Alam (@izishan7) January 17, 2023
Morning India grew to become #1. Check staff.
Night Australia grew to become #1 Check staff.
In between Steve Smith scored 100 in #BBL
Steve Smith is the GOAT!!!
Serving to Australia in all places!!!!#ViratKohli_ #SteveSmith #BabarAzam #INDvAUS #IndianCricketTeam #planecrash
— RAHUL AGRAWAL (@RAHUL2494) January 17, 2023
“Steve Smith is only a check batsman.”
Smith: maintain my beer *101 off 56 balls*#SteveSmith #sydneysixers
— Blair Burns (@back_pocket_) January 17, 2023
The Present Don of Cricket makes look all really easy to look #SteveSmith #CricketAustralia #CricketTwitter https://t.co/tlskz1Tc4j
— Wayne Good Meet YOU . (@kratzy76au) January 17, 2023
Steve Smith was adjudged “Participant Of The Match” towards Adelaide Strikers.#BBL #BBL12 #SteveSmith #SydneySixers #AdelaideStrikers #AustralianCricket #SkyExch pic.twitter.com/rWXKQ2smCz
— SkyExch (@officialskyexch) January 17, 2023
#BBL __ ______ ___ #sydneysixers __ __ __ ___ _____ ____ ____ _____ _______ ___ #SteveSmith https://t.co/gbQ6TUVsgh
— OneCricket ______ (@OneCricketHindi) January 17, 2023
Century for Steve Smith in BBL12! What a knock in his 2nd recreation since return to the league.#SteveSmith #BBL12 #SydneySixers pic.twitter.com/869dxTqJ1g
— Sportizens (@Sportizens_in) January 17, 2023
A distinct facet Steve Smith in Bigbash right this moment!!#tigerexch #SteveSmith #Australia #bigbash pic.twitter.com/36TnAswTvL
— Tigerexch (@tigerexch) January 17, 2023
At Coffs Harbour’s Worldwide Sports activities Stadium, the previous Australian captain, a participant for Sydney Sixers within the high Twenty20 competitors, blazed a blistering century off simply 56 balls towards Adelaide Strikers. Along with being the primary century by a Sixers participant in BBL historical past, it was Smith’s highest rating within the BBL. Smith scored 101 runs off 56 balls by hitting seven sixes and 5 fours.
Batting first within the allotted 20 overs, the Sixers scored 203 for the lack of 5 wickets thanks largely to a 149-run partnership between Smith and the second wicket. For the Sydney-based membership, it was the fourth-highest complete in league historical past. The fitting-handed batter, who was batting at 95, hit a sweep shot towards Ben Manenti that went over the fence to finish an ideal recreation.
The Strikers might solely conjure 9/144 in response regardless of Alex Carey’s sensible 54 off 35 balls. The Perth Scorchers, who the Sixers simply defeated two days in the past, have fallen to second place on the BBL factors standings because of this. Smith’s 101 had 5 boundaries and 7 maximums, with Kurtis Patterson taking part in a major half.