first_imgSteve Smith responds to ‘cheat’ chants with a hundred against England in warm-up gameWorld Cup 2019 warm-up: It was a mixture of boos and applause that rang from the stands when Smith raised his bat after crossing the three-figure mark No data available! advertisement graphs commentarycenter_img view more view less Indo-Asian News Service LondonMay 25, 2019UPDATED: May 25, 2019 21:37 IST Steven Smith hit a hundred against England in a warm-up game (AP)HIGHLIGHTSSteven Smith was booed by the crowd when he took the field for Australia against England in the warm-up gameSpectators shouted ‘cheat, cheat’ at Smith and his fellow teammate David WarnerSmith hit a stupendous hundred to silent his criticsSteve Smith continued his good run of form ever since he made a comeback to playing in Australia colours.In a pre-World Cup warm-up match against England in Southampton on Saturday, Smith scored a century amid boos and jeers from the crowd. He was eventually dismissed for 116 (102 balls, 4×8, 6×3) by Tom Curran in the last over the innings as Australia posted a total of 297/9.Smith walked into the middle after the dismissal of David Warner (43) in the 17th over. Warner, who along with Smith had to serve out a 12-month ban in the aftermath of the 2018 Newlands ball-tampering scandal, was subject to boos from the crowd at the Rose Bowl, which continued with the arrival of Smith. It was a mixture of boos and applause that rang from the stands when Smith raised his bat after crossing the three-figure mark.However, Smith said in the mid-innings interview that he was unfazed by the crowd. “I’m pretty chilled, everyone is entitled to their opinion. I’m just happy to be back playing and doing a job for my team,” said the 29-year-old.While Smith is yet to play an official match for Australia since the end of the 12-month ban, he was the part of the squad which recently played an unofficial series against New Zealand in Brisbane. Smith scored 22 in the first match and followed that up with unbeaten scores of 89 and 91.He scored 76 in Australia’s first pre-World Cup warm-up match against the West Indies in Southampton.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Steyn’s fitness will decide team composition: du PlessisAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Expectations high for Virat Kohli’s IndiaadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Steven SmithFollow 2019 World CupFollow England VS Australia scorecardlast_img read more