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Steve Smith broke many records by scoring a century in the WTC Final

By Kaif - June 8, 2023 - Last updated on Jun 08, 2023 05:45 PM
Steve Smith broke many records by scoring a century in the WTC Final

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WTC Final , Australia's middle order batsman Steve Smith scored his 31st Test century on the second day of the WTC final against India on Thursday. Smith completed his hundred by hitting a four on the third ball of the 86th over of Siraj's innings. With this, Steve Smith has set a flurry of records.

Please tell that Smith scored his 31st Test century in 229 balls with the help of 16 fours. Smith scored his 9th Test century against India. By the way, Smith scored his 14th international century against India. Let us tell you what records Smith made as soon as he completed his century.

Steve Smith broke many records by scoring a century in the WTC Final

  • Steve Smith has become the first batsman in the world to score hundreds against the same team in the semi-finals and final of an ICC tournament. Smith scored 105 runs in the semi-final match against India in the 2015 World Cup. Now Smith scored a century against India in the WTC final.
  • Steve Smith and Travis Head became the first pair from the same team to score centuries in the final of an ICC tournament. Travis Head and Steve Smith both scored centuries in the WTC final against India.
  • Steve Smith has become the top batsman among active players to score most Test centuries away from home. Smith scored his 15th Test century away from home. He left behind former India captain Virat Kohli, who has scored 14 centuries.

Active batsman with most test hundreds away from home

  • 15* - Steve Smith (Aus)
  • 14 - Virat Kohli (India)
  • 12 - Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
  • 12 - Joe Root (England)
  • 9 - Cheteshwar Pujara (India)
  • 8 - Ajinkya Rahane (India)

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Most centuries in India vs Australia Tests

Steve Smith has reached second place after Sachin Tendulkar in terms of scoring most Test centuries between India and Australia. Smith scored his 9th Test century against India.

  • 11 - Sachin Tendulkar
  • 9* - Steve Smith
  • 8 - Sunil Gavaskar
  • 8 - Virat Kohli
  • 8 - Ricky Ponting

Batsmen with most centuries in ICC knockouts

Steve Smith has reached the joint second place in terms of scoring the most centuries in ICC knockouts. Smith scored his second century in an ICC knockout match.

  • 3 - Sourav Ganguly
  • 3 - Ricky Ponting
  • 3 - Saeed Anwar
  • 2 - Steve Smith
  • 2 - Mahela Jayawardene
  • 2 - Rohit Sharma
  • 2 - Shane Watson

Most Test centuries by visiting batsmen in England

Steve Smith has reached the second place after Don Bradman in terms of scoring the most centuries among guest players in England. Smith scored his seventh century in England as a guest player.

  • 11 - Sir Donald Bradman
  • 7* - Steve Smith
  • 7 - Steve Waugh
  • 6 - Rahul Dravid
  • 6 - Gordon Greenidge

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Most Test centuries by visiting batsmen in England

Steve Smith has reached the second place after Don Bradman in terms of scoring the most centuries among guest players in England. Smith scored his seventh century in England as a guest player

Batsmen with most centuries in ICC knockouts

Steve Smith has reached the joint second place in terms of scoring the most centuries in ICC knockouts. Smith scored his second century in an ICC knockout match.

Most centuries in India vs Australia Tests

Steve Smith has reached the joint second place in terms of scoring the most centuries in ICC knockouts. Smith scored his second century in an ICC knockout match.

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