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Steve Smith turns jeers to cheers with Australia century

Daily Mail UK – Australia’s Steve Smith was greeted by a mixture of boos and polite applause as he marked his comeback appearance against England with a fine century in the World Cup warm-up match at the Ageas Bowl.

Summary

  • Australia’s Steve Smith was greeted by a mixture of boos and polite applause as he marked his comeback appearance against England with a fine century in the World Cup warm-up match at the Ageas Bowl.
  • For England the greater concern of the day was an injury scare for Mark Wood, who exited midway through his fourth over and headed for the pavilion with pain in his left foot, joining Eoin Morgan (finger) and Adil Rashid (shoulder) in the treatment room.
  • Although Wood is the biggest worry, particularly given long-standing problems with his left ankle, there were also dicey moments for Jofra Archer and Liam Dawson.
  • Wood made England’s first breakthrough, seeing off Australia skipper Aaron Finch, before exiting in pain.
  • Plunkett’s four for 69 were the pick of the England bowling figures, with one success each for Wood, Tom Curran and Dawson.


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