Australia's Steve Smith plays a shot as England's wicket keeper Jonny Barstow, left, looks on during the Ashes cricket test between England and Australia in Brisbane, Australia, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)
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Captain Steve Smith frustrated England with a fighting half-century and pushed Australia to 165 for four at the close of a seesawing day two, rescuing the hosts after a top-order collapse in the series-opening Ashes test in Brisbane Friday.With his team in peril at 76 for four, Smith's unbeaten 64 in an 89-run stand with No. 6 Shaun Marsh gave Australia hope of reeling in England's first innings 302 at the Gabba.Once again it fell to Smith to mount a rescue mission and the 28-year-old was a rock through 148 balls as he ground out one of his grittiest half-centuries.He reached his 22nd test 50 with a single having all but nicked Anderson behind on the first ball faced.
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