Sachin Tendulkar hails Steve Smith for his terrific comeback in Test cricket

Returning to Test cricket after serving a year-long ban for the infamous ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, Smith struck 144 runs in the first innings to bail out Australia from a difficult posit

Published: 05th August 2019 11:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th August 2019 11:12 PM   |  A+A-

Steve Smith. (Photo | AP)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The legendary Sachin Tendulkar on Monday congratulated Australia for winning the first Ashes Test and heaped special on Steve Smith for making a remarkable comeback into the longest version of the game.

"Well played Smith. What a way to make a comeback to Test cricket. Terrific bowling by @NathLyon421. Congratulations to Australia for winning the first Test match," Tendulkar tweeted after Australia thrashed England by 251 runs at Birmingham in the first Test of the five-match series.

Returning to Test cricket after serving a year-long ban for the infamous ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, Smith struck 144 runs in the first innings to bail out Australia from a difficult position.

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Smith carried on his form and scored another century, 142, in Australia's second innings to become only the fifth Australian to make tons in both innings of an Ashes Test.

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