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India vs Australia: Top 3 highest scores by Steve Smith in ODIs

India and Australia are two teams who have been a powerhouse in international cricket. In addition to that their battles lately have also yielded and attracted a lot of fans recently as the battle between both bat and bowl has intensified lately. One of the major spoken-about players from his epic rivalry is former Australian batter Steve Smith. 

Steven Smith, currently one of the finest Test batsmen, has a remarkable career redemption story. Initially recognized as a leg-spinner who could bat, his selection faced significant criticism during his early international career. However, Smith’s journey has been filled with twists and turns. He transformed into Australia’s top batter, often compared to Sir Donald Bradman, but also endured a career setback due to a ball-tampering scandal. This incident led to his captaincy being revoked and a 12-month ban. Smith’s evolution from a criticized selection to a cricketing icon is a tale for the ages.

However, when the stakes are high the legendary Australian batter has certainly come up with his A-game whenever the team has needed his services. Let us look at the Top 3 highest scores by Smith in ODIs;

1. 149(135) in 2016

India vs Australia Top 3 highest scores by Steve Smith in ODIs
Steve Smith 2016

In India’s tour to Australia in 2016, the talismanic batter played a match-winning knock of 149 runs off just 135 balls including 11 boundaries along with two monstrous sixes. In a stiff chase of 310 runs, the hosts were in a spot of bother as they lost two wickets inside five overs. But, Smith then combined well with George Bailey and made sure that the Australian team chased down the target without much problem.

2. 131(132) in 2020

India vs Australia Top 3 highest scores by Steve Smith in ODIs
Steve Smith 2020

In the Australia tour to India in 2020, the former Australian skipper showed the world that he can be even better when the chips are down. Smith scored a gritty century when visitors were struggling at one stage. But the prolific batter played shots all around the ground on a pitch which assisted the bowling more.

The rigid Australian batter scored 131 runs off 132 deliveries with 14 boundaries and one admirable six.\

3. 105(93) in 2015

India vs Australia Top 3 highest scores by Steve Smith in ODIs
Steve Smith 2015

It was in the 2015 edition of the ODI World Cup, the semi-final game when the swashbuckling batter registered yet another hundred in an important game for the Australian team. Following the decision to bat first, Steve Smith displayed his fluent form with 105 runs from 93 balls including 11 boundaries and two mighty sixes. 

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