Steve Smith Breaks Don Bradman Ashes Record
Steve Smith made a remarkable return in Test cricket as his scores in the series so far have been 144, 142, 92, 211, 82 and 80. The English bowlers have found no way to send him back. Steve Smith breaks Don Bradman Ashes Record. Smith, who scored more than twice as many points on Friday like any other batsman in the series, backed up the visitors’ response with more than four hours of play before being trapped by Chris Woakes on LBW, his lowest score to date. Series.
The former Australian skipper built his innings cautiously, scoring nine fours and one six, which happened when he threw a Jack Leach ball long to complete his half-century.
It was Smith’s 10th consecutive 50 over England in the Tests, the most successful batsmen against another country in the most extended format of the match. Smith also managed to beat Sir Don Bradman. He now has 1,251 runs in his last ten innings, which is more than Bradman’s best total over ten consecutive innings from 1236 from 1937 to 466.
The 30-year-old can even outperform Bradman in another statistic if he manages to score a double century in the second round of the final Test. Smith needs 224 runs to surpass Bradman’s record of 974 runs in a series he amassed in the 1930 series against England. Smith’s exploits, however, were not enough for the visitors to take the lead at The Oval.