Australia’s Steve Smith introduced his 27th Take a look at century throughout the third match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy towards India. This was additionally Smith’s eighth rating in triple figures towards India within the longest format of the sport.
The Australian batsman took 201 deliveries to attain his first Take a look at century since Ashes 2019, ending a lean patch within the ongoing collection towards India. Earlier than this innings, Smith had did not cross double-figures throughout each the Assessments.
Smith now has the joint-most variety of centuries towards India (eight), however stays the quickest to realize the feat (25 innings). He equalled former Australian captain Ricky Ponting (51 innings), and West Indies’ legendary duo Vivian Richards (41 innings) and Gary Sobers (30 innings), who’ve all scored eight tons of towards India.
Smith has additionally grow to be the second-fastest participant within the historical past of the sport to attain the 27th century in Take a look at profession.
This is the record of gamers who reached the determine within the fewest variety of innings:
Don Bradman: 70
Smith has additionally grew to become the joint-fourth highest century-getter for Australia in worldwide cricket. Whereas Ricky Ponting stays on the prime with 70 worldwide centuries for the nation, David Warner (43), Matthew Hayden (40), Mark Waugh and Steve Smith (38) observe him at 2nd, third, and joint-fourth respectively.