Ashes 2023: After facing disappointment in both innings of the first Test at Edgbaston, Steve Smith scored his 32nd Test century during the 2nd Ashes Test at Lord’s and equaled former Australia captain Steve Waugh’s centuries record. The only Australian cricketer who has more Test centuries is Ricky Ponting 41 tons. He has once again demonstrated why he is widely regarded as one of the greatest Test batters in modern-day cricket.
Before that, the Australia vice-captain crossed the 9000-run mark on the same day of the 2nd Ashes Test against England at Lord’s. After Ricky Ponting, Allan Border and Steve Waugh, he is the 4th player to reach such a feat in the longest form of the game.
Steve Smith is undoubtedly one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. With his impeccable technique, unyielding focus, and insatiable hunger for runs. His ability to adapt to different conditions and dominate against all types of bowling attacks is a testament to his exceptional skills. His incredible hand-eye coordination and shot selection enable him to find gaps in the field with precision and accumulate runs effortlessly.
Smith’s staggering consistency and remarkable conversion rate of fifties into hundreds make him a truly exceptional batsman. His records and achievements speak for themselves, solidifying his status as one of the all-time greats of the game.
Although England tried to make a comeback on Day 2 by bringing down Alex Carey and Mitchell Starc in the opening hour of play, Smith seemed to be on a different level. His century propelled Australia closer to the 400-run mark.