Test cricket has once again returned to the cricket world from December 1. Apart from Pakistan-England, Australia-West Indies series is also going on at this time. Australia has strengthened its hold in the Test match being played in Perth against the West Indies. Australian batsman Steve Smith scored a blistering double century in this match and made many records.
Steve Smith completed his double century on 311 balls, which is the fourth double century of his Test career. In his innings, Steve Smith hit 17 fours and scored an unbeaten 200 runs in the innings. Australia declared their innings against West Indies at 598/4. In this innings, Marnus Labushen also scored a double century for Australia.
Steve Smith’s Test Career:
88 matches, 155 innings, 8361 runs, 61.48 average, 29 centuries, 4 double centuries, 36 fifties, 239 high scores
Don Bradman’s equal in terms of centuries
When Steve Smith completed his 29th century in this match, with this he has reached equal to Australian legend Don Bradman in terms of Test centuries. Steve Smith converted this 29th century into a double century. Who scored 29 test centuries in only 52 matches. Only Ricky Ponting (41), Steve Waugh (32) and Matthew Hayden (30) have more centuries for Australia.
Fourth Test match double century for Steve Smith! #AUSvWI
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 1, 2022
Most Test centuries for Australia
Ricky Ponting – 41 centuries, 168 matches
Steve Waugh – 32 centuries, 168 matches
Matthew Hayden – 30 centuries, 103 matches
Don Bradman – 29 centuries, 52 matches
Steve Smith – 29 centuries, 88 matches
Steve Smith tops in Fab-4
Steve Smith, one of the best players of the current era, is counted in Fab-4. That is, the list of the four best batsmen which includes Steve Smith, Joe Root, Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson. Now most of these Test centuries have been named after Steve Smith.
Most centuries in Fab-4
• Steve Smith – 29 centuries, 88 matches
• Joe Root – 29 centuries, 124 matches
• Virat Kohli – 27 centuries, 102 matches
• Kane Williamson – 24 centuries, 88 matches
Australian batsmen showed their strength on the second day
The Australian team has tightened the screws in the opening Test, in which the double century of Marnus Labuschagne (204 runs) played an important role, who was dismissed before lunch on the second day. With Labushen’s dismissal, his and Smith’s 251-run partnership for the third wicket ended. Labushen got life on the score runs of 132 and 194 runs. Let us tell you that on the second day, Australia started playing with 293 runs for two wickets, then Labushen was playing on 154 and Smith was playing on 59 runs.