Steve Smith sets record becoming second Australian cricketer to hit 500 runs in consecutive Ashes matches
Steve Smith sets another record to his name as smith became the second Australian on Thursday after Allan Border to score 500 more runs in the consecutive Ashes series in England.
The 30-year-old, Steve Smith reached this milestone after adding 122 runs in the fourth ongoing Ash Test. In the first two matches of the Ashes series 2019, Smith had 378 runs under his name.
In the 2015 ashes that took place in England, Smith scored 508-runs; while this time in his third match he crossed the 500 runs mark.
Before Smith alone Border had amassed more than 500 consecutive runs in the ashes of England. Border scored more than 500-runs in the 1981 Ashes series and 1985 Ashes series.
Earlier in the day, Smith became the second batsmen to score most of the centuries against England and surpassed the record of Legendary batsmen Garry Sobers and Steve Waugh.
Smith scored his 11th century against England and the 26th century of his career. He took 45 matches to get to this feat. Only Don Bradman had hit most of Smith’s hundreds in Test against England. Bradman had scored 19 centuries in 63 innings.
Before Smith, Sobers and Waugh held record sets in second place, scoring ten centuries against England in 61 and 73 innings, respectively.
Smith is returning after missing the third Ash Test due to a failed concussion test after being hit by pacemaker Jofra Archer in the second Test match.
Smith returned to international cricket after serving a one-year ban due to his involvement in the ball-handling scandal against South Africa in 2018. He recently became the world’s number one batsmen in the International Cricket Council (ICC) test rankings. At the time of presenting this story, Smith was batting the 191-run score.