Steve Smith reveals what kept him going during Perth ...

Steve Smith reveals what kept him going during Perth epic

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Published on: Dec 17, 2017

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Australia’s captain Steven Smith has said that he never felt better at the crease than during the early part of his innings at Perth. Smith made 239 before being dismissed.

"I was actually really tired at tea yesterday, and was struggling a little bit then, and went in and had to have some sugar and a banana and something. I don't like to eat too much when I bat,” Smith told ABC Radio according to ESPNcricinfo report.

"The strength and conditioning coach Kelly basically forced it down my throat and said 'You need something to eat.' It was good in the end, because it switched me back on and I actually felt pretty good in the last session. I was a little bit tired last night, but a good tired after batting for so long."

He further said, "I really enjoyed it, particularly out there with Mitch who was playing so well and scoring so freely, it just enabled me to just keep batting and keep batting, and hopefully a few more this morning."

--By A Cricket Correspondent

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