"I thought the bowlers did a terrific job to get them out for 300." Smith singled out spinner Nathan Lyon for his contribution to the win. "Lyon was particularly good. He is going from strength to strength and bowling like a genius. "He did a terrific job holding up one end. The others got the wickets."
Steve Smith's current average 61.23 is the highest he has reached in his career. Also highest for any batsman in Test history with at least 100 innings. #Ashes— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) November 25, 2017
"At 250-odd for four (we were) looking at trying to get 400 plus and put pressure on the scoreboard. "In that position, having an 80-run lead would have been massive. It's frustrating. We have to move on quickly and make sure we don't make the same mistakes in Adelaide." The second Test, the first day-night Ashes clash, starts in Adelaide Saturday.
"My century meant a lot. It's got to be up there with my best centuries. I was really proud of my efforts."Get more from Steve Smith and the day's run down ?https://t.co/gv57a3ZEQW#Ashes #bbccricket pic.twitter.com/WC35SAPHL0 — Test Match Special (@bbctms) November 27, 2017