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Steve Smith calls two centuries in opening Ashes Test 'a dream comeback'

Steve Smith became only the fifth Australian to make two centuries in the same Ashes test as another imperious, near-perfect innings on Sunday put a blunt England attack to the sword and left them on the brink of defeat in the Ashes opener at Edgbaston. On his return to the test arena for the first time in 16 months, there was some doubt howSmith would fare against England. But within two innings Smith’s back-to-back centuries had helped Australia set England a daunting 398 runs to win the Ashes opener, the 30-year-old moving level with Steve Waugh on 10 Ashes tons but from just over half the number of tests and innings. “I have never doubted my ability,” Smith said. “To score two hundreds in a match in a first Ashes test is incredible.
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    MMG - Moon Man Guitar

    Highly underrated batsman. Imagine how many runs he would have scored if he played last year!

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    Just loving this, Smith has torn the English media and the great unwashed of the Barmy Army new arseholes !!!

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    upsets cleaned up this year. How he was crying over last year incident was pathetic. New mornings and days, he back to businesses with two classy centuries. Treat to watch world class batting.

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    What a magnificent player💯🔥

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    The Coffee House

    Cheating weasle

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    Steve Smith,,, beat Australia at your own risk.

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