Cricket: Praise for Smith, Cummins goes one louder after retaining Ashes

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SYDNEY: Australia's media turned the praise up to 11 as they basked in Tim Paine's side retaining the Ashes in Manchester on Sunday (Sep 8), which ...

SYDNEY: Australia's media turned the praise up to 11 as they basked in Tim Paine's side retaining the Ashes in Manchester on Sunday , which also closed 18 months of introspection and abuse following a ball-tampering scandal that tore the team apart.

"After the sorrows and setbacks of the last 18 months, the country's cricket has something to celebrate at last." The 30-year-old Smith, who missed the third test after being felled by a Jofra Archer bouncer in the second, has scored 671 runs in five innings at 134.20, which included knocks of 211 and 82 in Manchester.

"There's an inevitability about Smith," Kuriype wrote."It doesn't matter what you do, he's going to score runs.

 

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