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Steve Smith surpasses Virat Kohli, on-way to create new history

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Sep 10, 2019, 11:55 am IST
Updated : Sep 10, 2019, 11:55 am IST

England’s Graham Gooch tops the list, followed by West Indies Legend Brian Lara and India skipper Virat languishes at the bottom.

Steve Smith's superb form has helped him to surpass Indian skipper Virat Kohli and join the elite list of most runs scored by a single batsman against any opposite team in a Test series. (Photo:AFP)
 Steve Smith's superb form has helped him to surpass Indian skipper Virat Kohli and join the elite list of most runs scored by a single batsman against any opposite team in a Test series. (Photo:AFP)

Mumbai: Steve Smith is in tremendous form right now, especially after scoring 671 runs, including three hundreds and two fifties. Smith helped his team to retain the Ashes after scoring 211 and 82, ramping up his average to a whopping 134.20.  

After Smith’s remarkable run scoring form, the 30-year-old has entered the elite chart which comprises of Pakistan’s Mohammad Yousuf, Virat Kohli, Graham Gooch and Brian Lara. The former Australian captain has taken the third position after amassing 671 runs in the current Ashes series.

 

England’s Graham Gooch tops the list, followed by West Indies Legend Brian Lara and India skipper Virat languishes at the bottom.

Most runs scored by a single batsman against any opposite team in a Test series

1. Graham Gooch (752) vs India, 1990

2. Brian Lara (688) vs Sri Lanka, 2001-02

3. Steve Smith (671) vs England, 2019

4. Mohammad Yousuf (665) vs West Indies, 2006-07

5. Virat Kohli (610) vs Sri Lanka, 2017-18

After Australia defeated England to retain the Ashes urn, Steve Smith stated, “It feels amazing to know the urn is coming home. I’ve been here a few times when things haven’t gone our way. This was always one to tick off my bucket list. It’s extremely satisfying.” The Australian bowlers penetrated through the middle-order defence of the England cricket team to retain the Ashes after a 185-run win.

 

The Aussies gave England a massive target of 383 to chase in order to seal the series, but the hosts got bundled out for 197, following the motivated performances from the Australian bowlers who scalped important wickets to wrap up the match before the end of the final day’s play. ICC’s top ranked Test bowler Pat Cummins led the charge for the visitors after he he scalped 4/43.

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