Steven Smith has been breaking records on a regular basis since December 2014 © Getty Images
Steven Smith has been breaking records on a regular basis since December 2014 © Getty Images

Steven Smith became the first man in history to score centuries in both Test and One-Day International (ODI) captaincy debuts when he scored an unbeaten 102 against England in the fourth ODI at Hobart. He led Australia to a tense three-wicket win after an excellent performance in the death overs from England took the match to the final over.

Smith had scored a tremendous 133 against India at The Gabba, Brisbane, in the second Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, thereby becoming one of the youngest Australian captains to get the landmark on captaincy debut. By scoring a century on captaincy debut in ODIs as well, Smith entered the record books by becoming the only man in the history of the game to do so.

Australia managed to beat England in both their encounters, while beating India as well. They are now in the final of the triangular tournament, and will take on either one of England or India, depending on who manages to qualify. If India win both their next two matches they will qualify, but a loss will mean they need to win with a bonus point to possibly pip England.