Steve Smith sets world record in Oval Test; Inzamam overtakes ul Haq
On the second day of the fifth and final Test of the Ashes series against England, Australian star batsman Steve Smith scored his lowest ever score of the series. Despite this, however, Smith managed to set a world record for most consecutive fifties innings against England.
Smith has become the batsman for the most consecutive 10 fifties innings against a single team after playing an innings of 80 runs in the Oval Test. Smith has broken the record of former Pakistani captain Inzamam-ul-Haq playing nine consecutive fifties innings against England.Smith's successful campaign against England began with the third match of the Ashes Series (2017-18) held in Australia last year. Smith scored 239 runs in Perth after scoring just 46 (40 + 6) runs in the Adelaide Test. Since then, England team has not been able to dismiss Smith in any Test match at a score of less than 50.
Joffra Archer admitted - Steve Smith cannot be out
Smith has scored 239, 76, 102 *, 83, 144, 142, 92, 211, 82, 80 in the last 10 innings against England respectively. However, Smith did not bat in the second innings of the Lord's Test because of concussion after Joffra Archer was hit on the head.
Smith has scored 751 runs in 6 innings played so far in this Ashes series and tops the list of batsmen scoring the most runs. Smith is batting at an impressive average of 125.17 in this series. And even if they are dismissed at zero in the second innings of the Oval Test, their average will still be above 100