Ashes 2019: Steve Smith Hits 10th Consecutive Half-Century, Breaks Many Records

Ashes 5th Test: Ashes 2019 is going to be completely named after Australian batsman Steve Smith and it would not be wrong to say so at all. The fifth Test match of the Ashes is being played and Smith once again hit a half-century in the first innings of this Test match. He has his 10th consecutive half-century in the Ashes. After this innings, Smith has made a big record in Test cricket.

Smith’s Big Record was Recorded in Test cricket

In Ashes 2019, Steve Smith scored his 10th consecutive half-century against England. After this half-century, he became the first batsman in the world to score 50 or more consecutive times in Test cricket against a single team. Smith broke the record of former Pakistan batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq in this case. Inzamam had scored 50 or more consecutive 9 times against England. In the first innings of the fifth Test match, Smith hit his half-century with the help of five fours and a six off 90 balls. He completed his half-century by hitting a six off Jack Leach. This was the 27th half-century of his Test career. At the same time, he scored his sixth half-century in the Ashes 2019.

50 Plus Scores Most Times in Test Cricket This Year

This year, Steve Smith has come in first place in making 50 plus scores the most times in Test cricket. He scored his sixth 50 plus score in 6 consecutive innings. This year De Kock did it 5 times in seven innings and is in second place.

Smith Completed his 700 Runs

In Ashes 2019, Steve Smith completed his 700 runs. He did an amazing job of scoring 700 or more runs for the second time in a Test series. In this case, Smith has matched Sunil Gavaskar and Brian Lara. Don Bradman ranks first in any Test series scoring 700 plus runs. He did this amazing five times.

Highest Runs in a Test Series in England

The batsman who became the highest run-scorer in any one Test series on England soil has become Steve Smith. He broke the record of Graeme Smith of South Africa. In 2003, Graeme Smith scored the highest 714 runs in a Test series against England on his soil. Smith made this record after scoring 715 runs.

Both Team Playing XI

Australia: Tim Paine (captain / wicketkeeper), Steven Smith, David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschen, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.

England: Joe Root (captain), Rory Burns, Joe Denley, Sam Curran, Ben Stokes, Johnny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Jose Butler, Chris Woakes, Joffra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach.

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