Australia batsman Steve Smith scratched his name in the record books on the second day of the fifth Ashes Test, as he proceeded to crush another 50 years against England in Oval. The right-gave batsman, had just scored two tons, two fifties and a twofold hundred in the arrangement. As he crossed the 50-run mark for the 6th time in the arrangement, he outperformed Inzamam-ul-Haq’s record of scoring most 50+ scores against a solitary group in Test cricket.
While the previous Pakistan captain had scored nine 50+ scores against England, Smith turned into the principal player to do so ten back to back occasions.
Most continuous 50+ scores vs a solitary group in Tests
Steve Smith (Australia v England) – 10*
Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pakistan v England) – 9
Clive Lloyd (West Indies v England) – 8
Jacques Kallis (South Africa v Pakistan) – 8
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka v Bangladesh) – 8
Steve Smith neglected to get another hundred as he was rejected for 80 by Chris Woakes. The seamer pitched it more full to trap the batsman and the umpire quickly raised his finger following the enormous intrigue. Steve Smith decided not to audit and strolled back.
In the interim, Marnus Labuschagne passed up 50 years as he was expelled for 48 soon after lunch. Steve Smith and Labuschagne shared a 69-run represent the third wicket before Jofra Archer caught the batsman in front. Labuschagne confronted 84 conveyances and his innings was bound with 10 fours.
Bowman was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts taking every one of the three wickets however he couldn’t get one over Steve Smith as the previous Aussie chief kept on batting in his very own class.
Prior, David Warner flopped by and by, as Archer had the unwell southpaw gotten behind by Jonny Bairstow for only five