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WTC Final: Steve Smith’s streak continues; Not one, not two, but as many records were broken

Today is the second day of the World Test Championship final between India and Australia. As the second day’s play began, Steve Smith came in to bat on 95 runs and completed his century with 5 runs. Also this is Steve’s 31st century in Test career. He has broken many records with this century. He became the second player to score a century in a World Test Championship final. Travis Head is the first player to score a century in Tests. By knowing how many records Smith has broken at the same time.

Steve Smith has reached the second position in the list of batsmen who have scored most Test centuries against India with 9 centuries. He has surpassed Ricky Ponting in this list.

Most Test centuries against India
9 – Joe Root
9 – Steve Smith
8 – Ricky Ponting
8 – Sir Viv Richards
8 – Sir Garfield Sobers

Most Test centuries for Australia
Steve Smith is third in the list of batsmen who have scored 31 centuries for Australia. So he surpassed Matthew Hayden in this list. Haydn has scored 30 centuries so far.

41 – Ricky Ponting
32 – Steve Waugh
31 – Steve Smith
30 – Matthew Hayden
29 – Sir Don Bradman

Batsman with most Test centuries in England
Steve Smith became the visiting player with the most centuries on England soil. He is second with 7 centuries. Sir Don Bradman tops the list with 11 centuries.

11 – Sir Don Bradman
7 – Steve Waugh
7 – Steve Smith
6 – Rahul Dravid
6 – Gordon Greenidge

Most centuries by a visiting batsman in England
4 – Don Bradman, Headingley
3 – Don Bradman, Trent Bridge
3 – Gordon Greenidge, Old Trafford
3 – Bruce Mitchell, The Oval
3 – Steve Smith, The Oval
3 – Dilip Vengsarkar, Lord’s

A century in Tests between India and Australia
11 – Sachin Tendulkar
9 – Steve Smith
8 – Sunil Gavaskar
8 – Virat Kohli
8 – Ricky Ponting

Talking about the match, batting first after losing the toss, Australia scored 376 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in the first session of the second day. Travis Head was dismissed for 163 runs. Also, Steve Smith is out on 121 runs. Without Smith, Cameron Green was dismissed for 6 runs. Then, Mitchell Starc was run out for 5 runs. Currently Alex Carey is unbeaten on 21 and Pat Cummins is unbeaten on 2 runs.

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