Steve Smith Scales Another Major Landmark, Breaks His Own Record
Steve Smith has been in spectacular form ever since he returned to Test cricket from one-year suspension due to ball-tampering scandal. Literally, he has been the difference between both sides. With his last innings in the Ashes, Smith scaled another major landmark breaking his own record.
The former Aussie skipper has been one of the main reasons Australia managed to retain the Ashes urn for the first time since 2001 under Steve Waugh’s leadership. Steve Smith took batting to a whole new level and rightly reclaimed the top spot in the Test rankings from Virat Kohli.
He then consolidated his position at the top of the ICC Rankings in the last Test. He has taken the cricketing world by storm scoring three centuries including a double ton and three fifties. He scored 23 runs in the last innings before getting out to Stuart Broad.Steve Smith. (Credits: Twitter)
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Smith scored a total of 774 runs in the seven innings he has batted in the ongoing Ashes in England. As a result, he went past his record of scoring 769 runs against India during the 2014-15 season. Steve Smith has now become the highest run-scorer in a Test series of this century.
Speaking about the game, England have put up a good fight to level the series in London after trailing 2-1 down. They have reduced Australia to 244 for seven after putting up a target of 399 runs. Host pacers Jofra Archer and Stuart Board bowled hostile line and length to test the batters.Steve Smith. (Credit: Getty)
Broad provided the breakthroughs getting both the openers early. But the veteran pacer gave the major jolt when he removed Steve Smith for 23 runs, his lowest in this Ashes. Matthew Wade had put up a tight fight with a hundred-run knock to keep the visiting team in the hunt. On the other hand, England will need only three more wickets to save the series with one more day to go.