Smith shines, Warner goes down in Global T20 League

Australia’s national team discarded skipper Steven Smith scored an unbeaten 55 runs for Toronto Nationals in the Global T20 League, Canada, but that was too proved not enough to prevent his team from being defeated West Indies B.

This was Steven Smith’s second half century in the competition. He struck five boundaries and two sixes in his 43 ball innings.

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Coming to bat at the third over of the innings, Smith built up small, effective partnerships with Anton Devcich and Darren Sammy taking the team total to 128 for the loss of 5 wickets.

It was the third consecutive loss of Toronto Nationals in the Global T20 League, Canada pushing them in the bottom most position of the point table.

On the other hand, discarded Australian vice-captain David Warner has been running a contrasting form comparing to that of Steven Smith. The Winnipeg captain Warner suffered a first ball duck in Saturday’s match.

Warner, has now scored just 12 runs in the five innings h has played since the final Test in South Africa earlier this year. Since arriving in Canada, the 31-year-old has scored 1, 4, 1, 6 and 0.

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