Sydney, March 26: Steve Smith, who has been India's nemesis throughout this summer, scored his fourth one-day international hundred against India in the semi-final of the 2015 World Cup at the Sydney Cricket Ground here on Thursday.
The Australian vice-captain became the sixth batsman to score a World Cup century against India since 1983 when the two teams had first met. Trevor Chappell (1983), Geoff Marsh (1987), Mark Waugh (1996), Ricky Ponting (2003 and 2011) had scored hundreds against India in the World Cup before.
Smith, who was in a super-human form against India in the Test series prior to the World Cup, scored 105 off 93 balls. He hit 11 boundaries and 2 over-boundaries before getting caught by Rohit Sharma off Umesh Yadav in mid-wicket region.
Smith joined Aron Finch in the middle in the fourth over after David Warner was dismissed for 12. The duo put on 182 runs, the highest-ever second-wicket partnership for Australia against India in the World Cup. The previous best was 144 between Trevor Chappell and Kim Hughes at Nottingham in 1983.
Smith also scored the fourth century for Australia in this World Cup. The other three were scored by Aaron Finch (135 against England), David Warner (178 against Afghanistan) and Glenn Maxwell (102 against Sri Lanka).