Friday 13 December 2013 

Video - Smith Expects Bowlers To Prosper

Fresh from scoring his maiden Test century on home soil in Perth, Steven Smith has backed his bowlers to deliver when it is England's turn to bat in the third Ashes Test at the WACA.

Smith's unbeaten 103 helped Australia recover from 129 for four and 143 for five to close day one on 326 for six and leave England with work to do.

He shared crucial partnerships with Brad Haddin and Mitchell Johnson to put Australia, already 2-0 up in the five-match series, in a strong position.

"England are a very good side, they've got some very good batters," Smith said when asked about how he expected Australia's bowlers to perform.

"Our bowlers are definitely looking forward to bowling out there.

"I think the wicket quickened up a little bit today. It was a little bit tennis bally earlier in the day.

"So it definitely quickened up so our bowlers are going to enjoy bowling on it and if we hit the right lengths, I'm sure we're going to create plenty of chances."

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