New Delhi: Australian batter Steve Smith has achieved a tremendous feat in the realm of test cricket. While playing against West Indies he has scored a century. This is the 29th century scored by Smith equating himself to the Australian cricketing legend Sir Don Bradman. He to holds a record of scoring 29 centuries in Test cricket.
Australia declared innings at 598 runs
Smith scored 200 runs off 311 deliveries and stayed on the crease. The ballers of West Indies were unable to send him back to the pavilion. Meanwhile, Australia declared the innings at 598 runs at the loss of 4 wickets. Smith along with Marnus Labushen added 251 runs in the total for the fourth wicket. Labushen lost his wicket at the score of 204 runs off 350 balls while Smith remained on the crease.
Smith’s 239 is his best score in Tests
Smith has played 87 matches in the Test format of cricket. He has collectively scored 8161 runs in 154 innings while maintaining an average of 60 runs. He has scored 36 half-centuries. Smith’s total of 239 against West Indies is also his career’s best.
Steve Smith also equals Rohit Sharma
Smith has garnered a a total of 41 centuries in international cricket. With this record he has come level with Rohit Sharma. Virat Kohli holds the record of 71 runs among all the players currently playing cricket.
Smith jumps to top 5 Australian
Steve Smith has joined the top-5 players for scoring the most centuries for Australia in Test cricket. For Australia, former captain Ricky Ponting has scored 41 centuries, while Steve Waugh 32, Matthew Hayden 30 whereas Smith and Bradman have scored 29 centuries each.
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