Steve Smith On The Verge Of Breaking 89 year Old Test Record Of Don Bradman
Steve Smith has impressed everyone after coming out from his one year ban due to the ball-tampering scandal. He has hit a double ton (211) and scored a half-century(82) in the 4th Test match which helped Australia retain the Ashes urn. In total, he scored 671 runs at an average of 134.2. Smith is now in line to break Sir Don Bradman’s record ahead of the fifth and the final Test.
The legendary batsman Don Bradman holds the record for the most run scored in one Ashes series. He smashed 974 runs in the 1930 Ashes series which has remained intact as of now. However, the record is in line as Steve Smith can break the 89-year-old Test record if he maintains consistency of scoring run in ongoing Ashes.
Steve Smith has come out to be the best batsman after the dark phase of his life. In ongoing Ashes, he has played five innings and has returned with scores of 144, 142, 92, 211 and 82. In last two innings of the ongoing Ashes, if he manages to score 304 runs Smith will surpass Bradman’s record.
He also regained his position as No.1 in ICC Test batting ranking replacing Virat Kohli. Though he didn’t play for one year, it took six months for Kohli to come on No.1 in the ranking. Smith recently consolidated his position at the top of the ranking chart.
In the 4th Test match, Australia posted a massive target of 383 runs only to bowl out England for 197 runs. The bowlers did an outstanding job with Pat Cummings leading the pack and backing the hardwork put in by the batters.
Since 2001, Australia has not won a Test Series in England ground. They have a good chance to script history in Oval if they manage to finish the fifth Test in a draw starting from September 12 (Thursday).
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