Ashes 2019: Sachin Tendulkar greets Steve Smith for his excellent return in the test cricket

NEW DELHI: the legendary Sachin Tendulkar on Monday he congratulated Australia for winning the first Ashes Test and it was special Steve Smith for making a remarkable return to the longest version of the game.

Well played Smith. What a way to return to Cricket test . Fabulous bowling by @ NathLyon421. Congratulations to Australia for winning the first test match, Tendulkar tweeted after Australia beat England for 251 races in Birmingham in the first round of the five-game series.

Returning to Cricket test after serving a year-long ban for the infamous ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, Smith struck 144 runs in the first innings to bail out Australia from a difficult position.

Smith continued his form and scored another century, 142, in Australia's second inning to become the fifth Australian to win tons in both innings of an Ash Test.