Ian Smith, South African cricketer, died at 90

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Dead. Vivian Ian Smith, born February 23, 1925 and died August 25, 2015, he was a South African cricketer who played in nine Tests from 1947 to 1957 and was educated at Hilton College. He was born in Durban, Natal.

Smith was a right-arm leg-break bowler and lower-order right-handed batsman.

He made his Test debut in England in 1947, playing four Tests in the series.

He played three Tests against Australia in South Africa in 1949-50, one Test in England in 1955, and a final Test against Australia in South Africa in 1957-58.

On his debut, against England at Nottingham in the First Test in 1947, he took 3 for 46 and 4 for 143.

His eight subsequent Tests produced only five wickets. He played for Natal from 1945-46 to 1957-58. His best bowling figures were 9 for 88 (12 for 194 in the match) against Border in 1946 to 1947.