1. Steve Smith did nothing wrong, the entire team backs him - Nathan Lyon  Cricbuzz
  2. 'Absolute rubbish': Justin Langer goes into bat for Tim Paine, Steve Smith  Times of India
  3. Load of rubbish, ludicrous and way out of line: Langer lambasts criticism of Steve Smith  The Indian Express
  4. Australia vs India: Michael Vaughan clarifies comments about Steve Smith  Sporting News AU
  5. Criticism of Steve Smith is completely out of line: Justin Langer  Cricbuzz
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Cricket News: Coach Justin Langer gave under-fire skipper Tim Paine his "100 percent" support and blasted criticism of Steve Smith as "absolute rubbish" after a bacCricket News: Coach Justin Langer gave under-fire skipper Tim Paine his "100 percent" support and blasted criticism of Steve Smith as "absolute rubbish" after a bac

'Absolute rubbish': Justin Langer goes into bat for Tim Paine, Steve Smith | Cricket News - Times of India

Steve Smith was accused of scuffing up the batsman's guard during the drinks break in the first session on Monday in the drawn Test. But Langer backed Smith to the hilt, coming down heavily on the criticism, mostly driven by fans online and some former players like Michael Vaughan.Steve Smith was accused of scuffing up the batsman's guard during the drinks break in the first session on Monday in the drawn Test. But Langer backed Smith to the hilt, coming down heavily on the criticism, mostly driven by fans online and some former players like Michael Vaughan.

Load of rubbish, ludicrous and way out of line: Langer lambasts criticism of Steve Smith | Sports News,The Indian Express

Steve Smith was accused of scuffing up the batsman's guard during the drinks break in the first session on Monday in the drawn Test. But Langer backed Smith to the hilt, coming down heavily on the criticism, mostly driven by fans online and some former players like Michael Vaughan.Steve Smith was accused of scuffing up the batsman's guard during the drinks break in the first session on Monday in the drawn Test. But Langer backed Smith to the hilt, coming down heavily on the criticism, mostly driven by fans online and some former players like Michael Vaughan.

Load of rubbish, ludicrous and way out of line: Langer lambasts criticism of Steve Smith | Sports News,The Indian Express

Australia vs India: Michael Vaughan clarifies comments about Steve SmithAustralia vs India: Michael Vaughan clarifies comments about Steve Smith

Australia vs India: Michael Vaughan clarifies comments about Steve Smith | Sporting News Australia

Australian coach Justin Langer has launched a passionate defence of under-fire batsman Steve Smith after cameras captured him scuffing the crease as Indian ch...Australian coach Justin Langer has launched a passionate defence of under-fire batsman Steve Smith after cameras captured him scuffing the crease as Indian ch...

Langer fumes at 'rubbish' Smith criticism | The Singleton Argus | Singleton, NSW

Australia’s coach and captain have defended Steve Smith after he was accused of deliberately scuffing away the guard of the India batsman Rishabh PantAustralia’s coach and captain have defended Steve Smith after he was accused of deliberately scuffing away the guard of the India batsman Rishabh Pant

Justin Langer, Tim Paine defend Steve Smith over crease-scuffing claim | Australia cricket team | The Guardian

It appears Australian cricketer Steve Smith did not remove Indian Rishabh Pant's batting marks - because SCG ground staff probably did that moments before.It appears Australian cricketer Steve Smith did not remove Indian Rishabh Pant's batting marks - because SCG ground staff probably did that moments before.

Video shows SCG staff swept over Indian cricketer's guard before Steve Smith cheating incident | Daily Mail Online

Steve Smith was seen pretending to bat left-handed and run his spikes over the crease where Pant had marked his guard. The stump-camera later showed the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman asking for a fresh guard from the umpire.Steve Smith was seen pretending to bat left-handed and run his spikes over the crease where Pant had marked his guard. The stump-camera later showed the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman asking for a fresh guard from the umpire.

Ashes hostilities begin as British media targets Steve Smith, Tim Paine | Sports News,The Indian Express

Steve Smith found himself in the spotlight for his conduct against India but Ashes rival Chris Woakes refused to be drawn on the matterSteve Smith found himself in the spotlight for his conduct against India but Ashes rival Chris Woakes refused to be drawn on the matter

AUS Vs IND: There's Only One Person Who Knows Exactly What Steve Smith Was Trying To Do, Chris Woakes On Sydney Flashpoint

Australia captain took the lead in abusing Ravichandran Ashwin, but he defends Steve Smith over crease-scratching anticsAustralia captain took the lead in abusing Ravichandran Ashwin, but he defends Steve Smith over crease-scratching antics

Tim Paine apologises for Australia's sledging: 'My leadership wasn't good enough'

Australia's Steve Smith has denied trying to erase Rishabh Pant's guard in the batting crease during the third test against India on Monday, saying he had been marking centre as he always does. Video footage from the stump camera of Smith dragging his boot across the crease on a tense final day of the match went viral on social media and some former players accused him of gamesmanship at best, cheating at worst. Smith told News Corp on Tuesday that he was "shocked and disappointed" by suggestions he had tried to gain an unfair advantage.Australia's Steve Smith has denied trying to erase Rishabh Pant's guard in the batting crease during the third test against India on Monday, saying he had been marking centre as he always does. Video footage from the stump camera of Smith dragging his boot across the crease on a tense final day of the match went viral on social media and some former players accused him of gamesmanship at best, cheating at worst. Smith told News Corp on Tuesday that he was "shocked and disappointed" by suggestions he had tried to gain an unfair advantage.

Smith denies accusations of gamesmanship during third test

Australia captain Tim Paine has defended Steve Smith against allegations of unsportsmanlike conduct, insisting he was not trying to change India batsman Rishabh Pant's guard.Australia captain Tim Paine has defended Steve Smith against allegations of unsportsmanlike conduct, insisting he was not trying to change India batsman Rishabh Pant's guard.

Steve Smith: Tim Paine defends former Australia captain over pitch scuffing incident in India Test | Cricket News | Sky Sports

The coached termed the reaction to Steven Smith as "ludicrous" and gave full backing to Tim PaineThe coached termed the reaction to Steven Smith as "ludicrous" and gave full backing to Tim Paine

Australia vs India, 2020-21 - Justin Langer - Culture talk left Australia open to criticism after SCG scenes

Australian Test captain Tim Paine defends Steve Smith amid controversy | The12thMan

Full Video surfaces suggesting Smith wasn’t changing Pant guard | The12thMan

Adding further, he said that it is a shame that this has taken away the limelight from the great batting performance of India.  - Steve Smith Reacts to 'CHEAT' Accusations of Scuffing Rishabh Pant's Batting Guard During 3rd Test at SCG: 'Shocked' Australian Batsman Responds to Controversy After Video Goes ViralAdding further, he said that it is a shame that this has taken away the limelight from the great batting performance of India. 

Steve Smith Reacts to ‘CHEAT’ Accusations of Scuffing Rishabh Pant’s Batting Guard During 3rd Test at SCG: ‘Shocked’ Australian Batsman Responds to Controversy After Video Goes Viral | India.com

Australias premier batsman Steve Smith is shocked and disappointed at the controversy created by the allegations levelled against him.Australias premier batsman Steve Smith is shocked and disappointed at the controversy created by the allegations levelled against him.

India vs Australia: Smith ‘shocked & disappointed’ by allegations - myKhel

Ind vs Aus Test Series: Steve Smith denies scuffing Pant’s guard mark: Australia's premier batsman Steve Smith is "shocked and disappointed" at the controversy created by the allegations levelled against him for purported video where he is seen scuffing up the guard mark of Indian batsman Rishabh Pant on the fifth day of the third Test.Ind vs Aus Test Series: Steve Smith denies scuffing Pant’s guard mark: Australia's premier batsman Steve Smith is "shocked and disappointed" at the controversy created by the allegations levelled against him for purported video where he is seen scuffing up the guard mark of Indian batsman Rishabh Pant on the fifth day of the third Test.

Ind vs Aus Test Series: Steve Smith denies scuffing Pant’s guard mark, says he is ‘shocked’ at the allegations

The Aussie star was slammed as a cheater for his actions against India.The Aussie star was slammed as a cheater for his actions against India.

Steve Smith defends himself after controversial scuffing, says it's something he does 'out of habit' | 1 NEWS | TVNZ

India vs Australia: Australia batsman Steve Smith has denied allegations of scuffing Rishabh Pant's guard at the batting crease during the third Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground.India vs Australia: Australia batsman Steve Smith has denied allegations of scuffing Rishabh Pant's guard at the batting crease during the third Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

India vs Australia: 'Out of habit I always mark centre', Smith denies accusations of scuffing Rishabh Pant's guard | Hindustan Times

The third Test between India and Australia ended in a draw at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).The third Test between India and Australia ended in a draw at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

India vs Australia: Australian Skipper Tim Paine Defends Steve Smith on Crease Scuffing Issue

Tim Paine also opened up on the chatter of the Australian team that was caught on the stump microphone. Paine said that theTim Paine also opened up on the chatter of the Australian team that was caught on the stump microphone. Paine said that the

'We fully understand that they are on all the time' - Tim Paine opens up on stump mic controversy

AUS vs IND: A new and longer video of Steve Smith scuffing off crease during the third Test suggests the Oz star batsman did the act after the groundstaff draw fresh crease during drinks' break. A new and longer video of Steve Smith scuffing off crease during the third Test suggests the Oz star batsman did the act after the groundstaff draw fresh crease during drinks' break.

Cheat or not: Full video of Steve Smith scuffing off Pant's guard calls for fresh perspective | Cricket News – India TV

Australian cricketer Steve Smith has defended his actions during the third test.Australian cricketer Steve Smith has defended his actions during the third test.

Cricket: Australia's Steve Smith defends actions after petty act caught on camera against India - NZ Herald

Australia star Steve Smith has finally broken his silence on the claims of cheating following the third Test against India.Australia star Steve Smith has finally broken his silence on the claims of cheating following the third Test against India.

Steve Smith Hits Back After Virender Sehwag And Others Accuse Him Of Cheating In SCG Test

Darren Gough has called out Steve Smith for blatant cheating during Austrlia's controversial draw with India in Sydney. The tourists batted superbly on day five to salvage a draw, but...The Aussies didn't cover themselves in glory.

Australia cricket: Steve Smith branded a cheat by by Darren Gough | Metro News

Brisbane [Australia], January 13 (ANI): Australia batsman Steve Smith has said that he is shocked and disappointed to see the reaction that has come in after he was seen scuffing up the area around the batting crease on the final day of the third Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).Brisbane [Australia], January 13 (ANI): Australia batsman Steve Smith has said that he is shocked and disappointed to see the reaction that has come in after he was seen scuffing up the area around the batting crease on the final day of the third Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

Shocked and disappointed by reaction: Smith on marking guard during Pant's knock

The Australian captain had made some unsavoury comments directed at India spinner Ashwin, for which he later apologisedThe Australian captain had made some unsavoury comments directed at India spinner Ashwin, for which he later apologised

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AUS vs IND: Tim Paine opines on the video of Steve Smith scuffing Rishabh Pant’s guard marks at SCG

Ex-players have accused the Aussie star of cheating after vision of his pitch antics went viral.Ex-players have accused the Aussie star of cheating after vision of his pitch antics went viral.

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India tour of Australia: Australia head coach Justin Langer backed Tim Paine, saying he was not forced to apologised for his conduct in the Sydney Test. Paine was slammed by former cricketers for his nasty behaviour on Day 5 when India sealed a fighting draw.India tour of Australia: Australia head coach Justin Langer backed Tim Paine, saying he was not forced to apologised for his conduct in the Sydney Test. Paine was slammed by former cricketers for his nasty behaviour on Day 5 when India sealed a fighting draw.

Tim Paine wasn't forced to apologise: Justin Langer says Australia captain was remorseful over conduct - Sports News

Australia skipper clarifies his star batter's actions in the wake of social media eruptionAustralia skipper clarifies his star batter's actions in the wake of social media eruption

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Former England fast bowler Darren Gough has called out Australian batting spearhead Steve Smith for 'blatant cheating' during the controversial fifth day of the recently concluded Sydney Test.Former England fast bowler Darren Gough has called out Australian batting spearhead Steve Smith for 'blatant cheating' during the controversial fifth day of the recently concluded Sydney Test.

Steve Smith Was Dancing Around The Crease: Darren Gough Slams Australia For Their Cheap Means Against India In The Sydney Test

Paine defended the actions of Steve Smith after the SCG Test ended in a draw | NewsBytesPaine defended the actions of Steve Smith after the SCG Test ended in a draw | NewsBytes

'He wasn't scuffing Pant's guard', Tim Paine defends Smith | NewsBytes

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Australian cricket coach Justin Langer has unloaded on a barrage of "rubbish" criticism levelled at captain...'I've never heard so much rubbish in my life'

Cricket news | Justin Langer slams Steve Smith, Tim Paine criticism after third Test, Australia vs India

Australia coach Justin Langer has taken aim at two former England stars for questioning Steve Smith's integrity following the controversial Sydney Test.Australia coach Justin Langer has taken aim at two former England stars for questioning Steve Smith's integrity following the controversial Sydney Test.

Former England captain-turned commentator David Lloyd has lambasted Australian great Steve Smith for roughing up Rishabh Pant's guard mark during the afternoon session on the fifth day of the Sydney Test in what he termed as a clear ploy to disrupt the southpaw's concentration.Former England captain-turned commentator David Lloyd has lambasted Australian great Steve Smith for roughing up Rishabh Pant's guard mark during the afternoon session on the fifth day of the Sydney Test in what he termed as a clear ploy to disrupt the southpaw's concentration.

"He Can’t Have Two Brain Cells To Rub Together"- David Lloyd Tears Into Steve Smith For Scuffing Rishabh Pant's Guard Mark

Australia coach Justin Langer says the commentary around Steve Smith and Tim Paine after the third Test against India has been "rubbish" and accusations of cheating are "ludicrous".Australia coach Justin Langer says the commentary around Steve Smith and Tim Paine after the third Test against India has been "rubbish" and accusations of cheating are "ludicrous".

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Smith came under fire from some quarters for appearing to scuff up batsman Rishabh Pant’s guard at the crease.Smith came under fire from some quarters for appearing to scuff up batsman Rishabh Pant’s guard at the crease.

Australia vs India: Justin Langer on Steve Smith’s pitch row in Sydney and Tim Paine-Ashwin issue

Smith came under fire from some quarters for appearing to scuff up batsman Rishabh Pant’s guard at the crease.Smith came under fire from some quarters for appearing to scuff up batsman Rishabh Pant’s guard at the crease.

Australia vs India: Justin Langer on Steve Smith’s pitch row in Sydney and Tim Paine-Ashwin issue

Steve Smith has responded to claims of cheating following the third Test at the SCG, admitting he has been left “quite shocked and disappointed” by the fallout. Steve Smith has responded to claims of cheating following the third Test at the SCG, admitting he has been left “quite shocked and disappointed” by the fallout.

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Australia batsman Steve Smith has denied accusations of scuffing the crease on the final day's play against India on Monday.Australia batsman Steve Smith has denied accusations of scuffing the crease on the final day's play against India on Monday.

Steve Smith denies controversial scuffing incident

Former Australian skipper Steve Smith has opened up about the scuffing of Rishabh Pant's guard mark in the 3rd Test at the SCG on Tuesday. Former Australian skipper Steve Smith has opened up about the scuffing of Rishabh Pant's guard mark in the 3rd Test at the SCG on Tuesday.