Smith Surpassed Kohli: Former Australia captain Steve Smith’s bat continues to fire in the Ashes. He became the world’s number one batsman in place of Virat Kohli, playing just one and a half Tests in the Ashes series. Smith celebrated his coronation with a double century on the second day of the fourth Ashes Test. He first played the fourth innings in the series off 160 balls and completed his third and 26th career century. After this, Smith also completed a double century in 310 balls and scored 211 runs off 319 balls. This is the third double century off his bat in eight innings in the Ashes. In 2017, He scored an innings of 239 against England in Perth. He scored 215 runs against England in the Lord’s Test In the year 2015. In this way, Smith has managed to score a triple century in the third consecutive Ashes series.
Smith’s Double Century
So far England bowler Steve Smith has failed to check the run pace. He scored his first double century in the Ashes 2019 in the first innings of the fourth Test. Smith faced 310 balls to complete his double century. During his double century, Steve Smith hit 22 fours and two sixes. In this match, Smith first completed his century off 160 balls. He scored 116 runs for the third wicket partnership with Labushane in the first innings. For the fourth wicket, they shared a 39-run partnership with Travis Head and a 41-run partnership with Matthew Wade for the fifth wicket. At the same time, he teamed up with team captain Tim Paine for a century partnership of 145 runs for the sixth wicket.
Steve Smith’s Third Double Century Against England in Test cricket
Smith has scored three double centuries in Test cricket so far. All three times, his double century with his bat has come out against England. In the Test, He scored his first double century against England in 2015 at Lord’s. At that time, he had scored 215 runs at Lord’s. Smith then scored his second double century in Perth in 2017. He scored an innings of 239 runs for the English team in Perth. Now for the third time he scored his third double century against England in the Ashes this year. Smith Surpassed Kohli.