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Steven Smith - The Pink Riding Hood in Big Bash
Feb 5, 2023, 10:00:00 PM

Steven Smith - The Pink Riding Hood in Big Bash

Steve Smith, an experienced Australian batter, recently showed how versatile he is by playing three aggressive knocks in the Big Bash League, which is still going on.

He hit two fast centuries against the Strikers and the Thunder, and his flashy 33-ball 66 helped the Sixers beat the Hobart Hurricanes by 24 runs in their last group-stage game.

So, because Smith has been doing so well lately, the famous former Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Ian Healy has urged the selectors to put him at the top in both white-ball formats.

Fastest 50

In a surprising turn of events, Steve Smith, an Australian legend, has hit his fastest fifty in T20s. Smith, who plays in the BBL for the Sydney Sixers, did this amazing thing in the Sixers' final group-stage match against the Hobart Hurricanes at Hobart's famous Bellerive Oval.

Smith opened the batting and hit 66 runs at a very fast strike rate of 200 before Nathan Ellis caught him right in front of the stumps.

He got to fifty in only 22 balls, tied for the second-fastest fifty by a Sixers player with Nic Maddinson. Overall, Chris Gayle has scored fifty runs, the fastest (12 balls) in the history of the BBL. In 2016, against Adelaide Strikers, the West Indies opener reached the mark.

Smith missed the first half of the tournament because Australia was playing South Africa at home in a Test series.

But the 33-year-old showed his versatility when he joined the Sixers' camp. He came to this game after getting two tons in a row, and he didn't look like he would stop until he got out. The Sixers got to 180 in 20 overs thanks to Smith's great hit. When this was written, the Hurricanes were 7-0 after one over.

The Sydney Sixers had the fastest fifty in the BBL.

  • Dan Christian - 15-ball fifty vs Adelaide Strikers, 2020

  • 22-ball fifty by Nic Maddinson against the Sydney Thunder in 2016.

  • The 22-ball fifty by Nic Maddinson against the Melbourne Stars in 2018

  • Steve Smith's 22-ball fifty against the Hobart Hurricanes in 2023

Steve Smith, an Australian star, surprised everyone with his second consecutive home run in the Big Bash League. After Ben McDermott, he is only the second batter in the tournament's history to do this.

Smith= Hulk

Smith had just hit a brilliant 101 off of 56 balls, so he was in great form against the Sydney Thunders. He scored an unbeaten 125 runs off of just 66 balls, and his team won by a huge 125 runs.

An Australian legend, Mark Waugh, praised the star's work and said it was one of the best T20 innings ever.

"He just gave a master class here tonight... He's turned into the Hulk tonight as part of a show. It's as good as T20 innings can get. It's not easy to bat on that pitch. That was cool to see. I don't know what to say, to be honest."

Moises Henriques, also the captain of the Sixers, had nothing but good things to say about his partner in the innings. The two of them put together a stand of 155 runs off 90 balls, which is now the 10th-highest partnership for any wicket in Big Bash history.

Steve Smith can't be stopped when he's in the zone, and it looks like the batter has found his touch just in time for the tour of India because he hit his second century in the Big Bash League.

The batter has been in great form in the last few games. He hit his first century in BBL history in his last game, becoming the first player to reach 100 runs.

The batter has been on a roll, and in the Sydney derby, he hit his second hundred, making it three in a row. Again, the batter looked good during the whole inning as he hit the Thunder bowlers all over the park. After the Sixers lost Josh Philippe and Kurtis Patterson early in the game, the former Australian captain and Moises Henriques put up a 100-plus run stand to save their team.

Smith got to his hundred in style in the 17th over, when he hit a maximum off Qadir. With this, the Australian batting master became the first player since Ben McDermott to hit two BBL hundreds in a row.