GOAT of Test Cricket, nemesis Steve Smith registers 31st TEST Hundred in WTC FINAL
Steve Smith continued his purple patch in English conditions on Wednesday. He went on to slam his 31st Test Century against India…
Steve Smith continued his purple patch in English conditions on Wednesday. He went on to slam his 31st Test Century against India in the all important India vs Australia WTC Finals. The 34-year-old continued his stellar record against India, putting Shami and Co under pressure at The Oval.
Coming in to bat at the fall of David Warner’s wicket on Day 1, Smith held his end to anchor the Australian innings. While Travis Head continued to bat in a ‘Bazball’ way, the Australian vice-captain played a more Pujara-kind knock. The 34-year-old smashed his 38th Test Fifty taking 150 balls to reach the milestone.
Steve Smith reigns supreme
The former Australian captain continued his good form against India. The 34-year-old averages a staggering 67 against the Men in Blue with 8 hundreds to his name. His record in England is equally impressive, with 6 centuries and 8 fifties in the UK.
He ended Day 1 with 95 runs, and early on Day 2 he grabbed 5 runs fast to register his 31st century in red ball cricket. He now has the most hundreds in England after the great Sir Don Bradman. In the tally for the most hundreds in Test Cricket for Australia, Smith is now 3rd on the list.
Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting tops the charts with 41 Test tons and yet another former skipper Steve Waugh has 32 Test hundreds under his belt ahead of Steve Smith.
Most Test hundreds for Australia
41 – Ricky Ponting
32 – Steve Waugh
31 – Steve Smith
30 – Matthew Hayden
29 – Sir Don Bradman
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