Only 100 overs remain in the 11th Cricket World Cup and for a second straight tournament the hosts square off; New Zealand versus Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the title of World Cup Champions.
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Much has been made over the course of the 2015 ICC World Cup about the performances by AB de Villiers, Martin Guptill, and Kumar Sangakarra. And rightfully so, all three have been spectacular to watch as they’ve lifted their teams with magic at the crease. Another player worth heaping praise on has been Steve Smith of Australia. Don’t remind anyone on the subcontinent, though they aren’t likely to soon forget, Smith has 5 centuries in 7 matches against India this summer, including 105 in last night’s semi-final win over MS Dhoni’s men. Steve Smith has knocked in 921 runs, an average of 115 versus India in those matches. And to think, the Aussie wasn’t even in the ODI first XI when the summer began.