Australian batsman Steve Smith’s Incredible comeback knock of 212 runs guided Australia to post a mammoth first innings’ total of 497 against England in the ongoing fourth Ashes Test in Manchester.
Aussies former Captain Steve Smith missed the third test due to concussion. In 2019 Ashes, Smith appeared in total three Test matches and in all of that he slammed a century.
Smith consistently improved his game and continued to give his brilliant form in Ashes.
Cricket Icon Sachin Tendulkar praised Smith, he tweeted, “Complicated technique but an organized mindset is what sets Steve Smith apart. Incredible comeback!”
A pleasure to watch .. Hate saying that about an Aussie but you can only admire a player with so much skill,discipline,concentration & ridiculous hand eye coordination !!! @stevesmith49 you are a Freak .. #Ashes #200— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) September 5, 2019
Smith has scored 3 centuries in the 5 Ashes Series out of 26th centuries in his Test career. The 30-year old Aussie Smith has surpassed the record of Sachin to score most test tons in minimum innings. Tendulkar marked it in 136 innings whereas Smith marked only in 121 innings. Thus, he pushed Sachin Tendulkar on the third position.
Another day, another 200 @stevesmith49 on 🔥 a great example of some players being very superstitious- that’s why I feel the stem guards should be attached/fixed to the helmet ⛑ #compulsory https://t.co/FGmj8Gw39Q— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) September 6, 2019
In Ashes 2019, He scored 589 runs with an average of 147.25 including of 3 centuries. In 2017-18 Ashes, he scored 687 runs. Smith hit a double century for three times, that too smashed against England.