हिंदी

Steven Smith equals Garry Sobers' record; only behind Don Bradman

By CricketCountry Staff | Updated:Fri, January 05, 2018 1:13pm

Steven Smith completed 6,000 runs in the format during the fifth Ashes Test.

Steven Smith completed 6,000 runs in the format during the fifth Ashes Test. Smith took 111 innings to the landmark, equalling Garry Sobers' record. Scoring as many runs in 68 innings, Don Bradman obviously aces the list. Smith also became the youngest Australian to the mark, surpassing Ricky Ponting (125 innings) who had taken 8 years and 107 days.

Smith has scored 6,000 runs (at the time of publishing this report) at 63.8, including 23 hundreds and 22 fifties. His last 21 hundreds, in fact, have come in since 2014, that is, 5.25 hundreds per year.

Smith was the highest run-scorer in Tests in 2017, churning out 1,305 runs at 76.76. That was the fourth consecutive time that Smith collected a thousand runs in a calendar year, surpassing Brian Lara and Kevin Pietersen. Having achieved it five times, Matthew Hayden tops the list.

Smith made his debut as a leg-spinner for Australia in 2010. However, his over-growing interesting for batting placed him in a different department in the playing XI. His maiden century came against England in 2013 at The Oval. His second hundred came in four months, and he has been unstoppable since.

Published:Fri, January 05, 2018 11:26am | Updated:Fri, January 05, 2018 1:13pm

Tags

Australia England The Ashes Ashes Don Bradman Garry Sobers Steven Smith The Ashes 2017-18 ashes 2017-19
Outbrain

More From News

Bilateral series dispute with BCCI is beyond amicable settlement: Ehsan Mani
Corrupters love the explosion of T20 tournaments: ICC ACU chief Ian Marshall
Asia Cup 2018: Wasim Akram disappointed and disheartened with Pakistan’s abject surrender to India
Sarfraz Ahmed is a courageous player and a great captain: Sourav Ganguly
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19, Elite Group C wrap: Ishan Kishan 139 flattens Assam

More From Cricketcountry

Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad approached for spot-fixing
Asia Cup 2018: Pakistan once again prove to be no match for India
Brendon McCullum takes light-hearted jibe at David Warner's hundred celebration
My all-time favourite cricketer is Sachin Tendulkar: Australia football legend Tim Cahill
Mitchell Johnson — now a fashion designer!

Explore more