Ashes 2019: With win, Steve Smith ticks off 'bucket list' item Steve Smith is the stand-out performer in the Ashes, amassing 671 runs from just five innings. Matthew Hayden (Australia) - 128 innings. Ashes 2017/18, Gabba Test Day 3 Stats: '21st Century' great Steve Smith smashes multiple records Virat Brian Lara (West Indies) - 1995, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 However, it was said in November 2015 that construction of the new stadium was well ahead of schedule and the Perth Test could be hosted at the new venue. He’s only the second person in history along with Australia’s Matthew Hayden to do it in four straight calendar years. [10] George Garton was added to England's squad as cover for Jake Ball during pre-Test tour matches,[11] but returned to the England Lions when Ball recovered in time for the first Test. In complete contrast, Smith scored his slowest century from 261 balls in the first Magellan Ashes Test at the Gabba. Steve Smith: Pos: WR, Career: 219 G, 89 TD (69th), 2xAll-Pro(1st), 5xProBowl, Panthers/Ravens 2001-2016, 1x Yds Leader, born CA 1979 Sachin Tendulkar (India) - 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2010 [13] Mitchell Marsh was later added to Australia's squad ahead of the third Test, replacing Chadd Sayers. First Test Australia won by 10 wickets. Alastair Cook (England) - 2006, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016 "For him to be at that level after the amount of Tests and the amount of runs that he's scored just shows how good a player he is. [14], Australia's Mitchell Starc and England's Craig Overton were both ruled out of the fourth Test, with heel and rib injuries respectively. Australia Test squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Jackson Bird. 79 - Smith's 200 came up off 301 balls, and was the quickest Ashes double-century for Australia in almost 80 years, since the 257-ball 200 scored by Stan McCabe in Nottingham in 1938. [41] As part of a five-year deal with Cricket Australia that commenced in 2016, BT Sport provided television coverage of the series in the United Kingdom and Ireland. SCORECARD. The Ashes 2017-18: Why Steve Smith really is the best since Don Bradman. Australian skipper Steve Smith was all smiles after his side completed a dominating 4-0 win over the English side in the Ashes 2017-18. In September 2017, Ben Stokes was named in the initial England squad, but was subsequently ruled out of international selection until further notice while a disciplinary process took place. Let’s look at some Twitter reactions on Steve Smith’s Century at Ashes 3rd Test Rain prevented play during the first session of day 5. Tim Paine returned to the team after a seven-year absence, ahead of Matthew Wade and Peter Nevill. [22] On 12 December 2016, it was confirmed that Adelaide Oval would host the first day/night Ashes Test. If he manages to go past me I'll be okay with that, if he can stay there then that would be even better. Sunil Gavaskar (India) - 1976, 1978, 1979, 1983, Sir Donald Bradman (Australia) - 58 innings Matches in white background were played in England, yellow – in Australia. England were the defending holders of the Ashes going into the series, having won in 2015. Smith will likely forever hold the record given this is the final Ashes Test at the iconic venue before all future contests head across the Swan River to the new Optus Stadium. 4 – number of consecutive years Smith has scored at least 1,000 runs. His previous best was the 142-ball hundred against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 2014. Saw Archer at IPL last year, realized he is special: Smith. Australia captain Steve Smith has acknowledged that the exhausting Ashes series took a toll on his body and he needed a desperate break after that. (Getty) The other contender as Smith's finest home campaign? The 2017–18 Ashes series (named Magellan Ashes Series for sponsorship reasons) was a series of Test cricket matches contested between England and Australia for The Ashes.The series was played at five venues across Australia between 23 November 2017 and 8 January 2018. Ashes 2017-18, 1st Test – 5 Talking Points Australia won the first Test by 10 wickets and had just the right kind of start to the series. Smith's numbers in his last 10 Ashes innings, which begins with his 239 at Perth in the second innings of Ashes 2017-18 at home, is better than Bradman's best-ever tally of 10 straight innings in the historic rivalry. Smith has Bradman’s 1946/47 Ashes total of 680 runs, the second highest five-Test series total as captain, in his sights with one Test remaining. In 2017, Smith became only the second batsman to score over 1,000 Test runs for four successive years (2014-2017). [6] The following month, he was withdrawn from the Ashes squad, pending an investigation, with Steven Finn added to England's squad. After a comprehensive 4-0 Ashes triumph, where many of the question marks were answered, it was mission accomplished for Australia. Steve Smith is also on the verge to equal record with Don Bradman, Wally Hammond and Herbert Sutcliffe to score most centuries in a single Ashes series. This page was last edited on 12 January 2021, at 12:25. Tickets, Fifth ODI Perth Stadium, January 28. Steve Smith has already passed the ton and sprinting towards his 2nd Double Ton now. [19] A decision on the venue was made in May 2017,[20] with the WACA Ground confirmed as the venue, as the new stadium would not be ready in time. Tickets, Third T20I – Australia v England, MCG, February 10. 108 – number of innings it took Smith to reach Test match ton No.22, the third fastest of all time. Smith’s aggregate in the 2019 Ashes is the fifth-highest by a batsman in any Ashes series in history. Scorecard, Second Test Australia won by 120 runs (Day-Night). 171 – the previous highest Ashes score at the WACA Ground, held by Australia’s Ian Redpath in the first Ashes Test at the venue in 1971. Joe Barton The West Australian. 62.89 – Smith’s Test match batting average, the second-highest of all time (minimum 20 Tests). Ponting leads the way with 19 from 77 matches in charge, ahead of Allan Border (15 in 93), Steve Waugh (15 in 57), Michael Clarke (14 in 47), Bradman (14 in 24) and Smith (14 in 28). Steve Smith, the Australian captain, will undoubtedly feel buoyed by a team that is emerging into something special. 3 – number of Test match centuries Smith has scored at the WACA Ground, the equal most at the ground. The WACA Ground was expected to host its final Test during the series, prior to the opening of the new Optus Stadium. (four times or more), Steve Smith (Australia) - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Steve Smith and Mitchell Marsh sent records tumbling on day three of the third Ashes Test at the WACA. Also see: Steve Smith scores 27th career Test ton: Records broken Australia vs India, Test series: Interesting stats from the rivalry Happy birthday Steve Smith: His unique feats in Test cricket The five venues were the Gabba, Adelaide Oval, the WACA Ground, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Sydney Cricket Ground. Only Sir Donald Bradman (58 innings) and Sunil Gavaskar (101) reached the milestone in … He stated that he was completely exhausted after the one-day series, Smith went on to add that the time-off has helped him regain his mental strength and he is ready for the forthcoming challenge – tour to South Africa. Steve Smith was in complete control at the MCG. When Smith reached 208 in the final session he passed that mark. [15][16] Maxwell was replaced by Ashton Agar for the fifth Test. By Agence France-Presse Due to rain and bad light, 9.3 overs were lost on day 1. Only Sir Donald Bradman (58 innings) and Sunil Gavaskar (101) reached the milestone in fewer innings. Australia won the toss and elected to bat. Steve Smith, now the 3rd fastest to 22 Test Centuries. Smith leapfrogged former teammate Adam Voges’ mark of 61.87. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) - 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2014 Smith’s batting partner Mitchell Marsh has also way past his maiden test century just before the duo exited for tea. 138 – number of balls it took Smith to reach his century, the fastest in his Test career. Steve Smith has made 508 runs in 2015, 687 in 2017-18 and 671 in Ashes 2019 with one more Test match to be played. Hayden's grand record within Smith's reach. [7] However, Finn himself was then ruled out of the tour, injuring his knee prior to the first warm-up game. [21], In December 2016, Cricket Australia (CA) were looking at hosting the first day/night Ashes match, with Adelaide being the likely venue. Bradman's greatest Ashes run was between 1937 and 1946 where his scores read: 212, 169, 51, 144, 18, 102, 103, 16, 187, 234. A look at some of the numbers behind Steven Smith's Test career that make him one of the all-time greats. 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Due to rain, 9 overs were lost on day 1 and 18.5 overs lost on day 2. Kevin Pietersen (England) - 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012 [17] England's Chris Woakes was ruled out of the fifth Test due to injury.[18]. Smith made his international debut in 2010 but after the Ashes series defeat at home, he found himself out of the Test side while his limited-overs fortunes weren’t too different. In complete contrast, Smith scored his slowest century from 261 balls in the first Magellan Ashes Test at the Gabba. Tickets, Fourth ODI Adelaide Oval, January 26. Cricket News: Steve Smith ruled the Test batting charts in 2017, and it seemed he just couldn't turn the tap off when it came to scoring runs against England. At this stage, Smith had only gone beyond 50 … Hayden holds the overall record of most consecutive 1,000-plus years with five. Interestingly, he owns a unique feat of smashing over 500 runs in three consecutive Ashes series (2015: 508, 2017: 687 and 2019: 774). He was dropped soon afterwards but fought his way back into the Australia side during the 2013-2014 Ashes. This is his sixth fifty-plus score in Tests in 2017, most for an Australian player. Tickets, Fourth T20I – NZ v England, Wellington, February 14, Fifth T20I – NZ v Australia, Eden Park, February 16, Sixth T20I – NZ v England, Seddon Park, February 18. cricket.com.au is a production of CA Digital Media - a division of Cricket Australia. [4] Before the first Test, Glenn Maxwell was added to Australia's squad as cover for David Warner, who injured his neck at training. Sat, 16 December 2017 1:00PM ... By this point the comparisons with Sir Donald Bradman are no longer hyperbolic - the statistics back up the assessment that Smith is the best since ‘The Don’. Jacques Kallis (South Africa) - 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Smith_(cricketer,_born_1989) England Test squad: Joe Root (c), James Anderson (vc), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Gary Ballance, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Mason Crane, Tom Curran, Ben Foakes, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Ben Stokes, Mark Stoneman, James Vince, Chris Woakes. 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