Steve Smith sticks knife into Joe Root and England for 'defensive' tactics after Aussie captain displays class and patience for one of his finest centuries
Steve Smith produced one of his finest centuries to give Australia the advantage in a compelling opening Test then wasted no time in attempting to inflict some psychological damage on England too.
Smith, who displayed incredible levels of concentration, patience and application in spending almost nine hours over his 21st Test century, slammed Joe Root’s imaginative tactics in the field as ‘too defensive.’
The Australian captain showed England exactly how they must bat if they are going to compete in this Ashes to repel everything England, and their short-term bowling coach Shane Bond, could... read more
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