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Australia captain Tim Paine on Steve Smith: 'He is the best player I have ever seen'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 9 September 2019, 19:48 IST
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Australia Test skipper Tim Paine has said that Steve Smith is the best player he has ever seen. His remarks came after Australia's 185-run victory over England in the fourth Test of the ongoing Ashes. This win enabled Australia to retain the Ashes.

“He is pretty handy, I won't lie. He is the best player I have ever seen. Obviously, his 200 was phenomenal but yesterday to push the game forward put England under pressure. He has got a lot of courage to take teams on,” ESPN Cricinfo quoted Paine as saying.

“I am pretty pumped. This team has been through a lot in the last 12-18 months. Some individuals more than others. The character we have shown to bounce back, even from Headingley last week, shows a lot about the quality of the people,” he added.

Australia and England will face each other in the final Test, beginning September 12 at Oval.

Also read: Steve Smith mocks England's Jack Leach while celebrating the victory at Old Trafford

First published: 9 September 2019, 19:48 IST
 
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