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Steve Smith ‘shocked and disappointed’ by Test cheating claims but critics reload – Wide World of Sports

As critic reloads on ‘absolutely disgraceful’ act

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Steve Smith says he’s “shocked and disappointed” by claims that he “cheated” during the third Test against India.
Smith was seen scratching around the guard area of the crease during a drinks break on day five at the SCG. It was claimed that he was deliberately scuffing up the mark of Indian batsman Rishabh Pant, who retook his guard with the umpire afterwards.
Former England paceman Darren Gough, who branded Smith’s actions “plain cheating”, also claimed that the Australian star had scuffed the…

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