SYDNEY - australia cricket captain Steve smith capped off a golden 12 months by winning his second Allan Border Medal in Melbourne on Monday. smith , hailed as the country's finest batsman since Donald Bradman, polled 246 votes, well ahead of two-time medal winner David Warner (162 votes) and Nathan Lyon (156 votes). smith , who had earlier been named australia 's Test Player of the Year for his dominant 12 months with the bat, won his first Border Medal in 2015. smith is also the reigning ICC Test Cricketer of the Year after earning that accolade last month.