Smith eases back into cricket in Canada

Evin Priest

Steve Smith has notched a half century in his return to cricket while he serves a 12-month international and first-class ban for ball tampering.

The former Australian skipper made 61 for the Toronto Nationals against the Vancouver Knights at the inaugural Global T20 Canada league in Toronto on Thursday (Friday AEST).

Before his impressive 34-ball knock, Smith took a superb catch to dismiss Vancouver's Chris Gayle.