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Smith eyes Sydney runs

13th January 2018, 15:01 by Alex Jack

Australia captain Steve Smith says he's eager for more runs after bagging an unbeaten 102 to help the hosts draw the fourth Ashes Test.

On a wicket that has been criticised for not having the pace and bounce required, Australia managed to bat out the final day of the fourth Ashes encounter without too many problems from the England bowling attack.

The tourists were given a glimmer of hope when David Warner and Shaun Marsh fell in the space of six runs to leave the Baggy Greens on 178-4 but Smith and Mitchell Marsh (29 not out) managed to bat out the remainder of the day.

With Australia still leading the series 3-0 with just one Test to go, Smith is eager to pile more misery on England and bag more runs in the final encounter in Sydney, which gets underway on January 3.

He said: "It was nice to be there at the end. We would have liked to have won the game but today that wasn't an option. It was about grinding it out.

"Hopefully I can get another big score at Sydney in a week's time."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Alex Jack is a Yorkshireman with Scottish connections and well versed in a number of sports. A Leeds United supporter, who also enjoys both codes of rugby. Leeds Rhinos is where you can find him in the summer, while Alex is an avid supporter of Scottish rugby union.

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