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. 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). After a comprehensive 4-0 Ashes triumph, where many of the question marks were answered, it was mission accomplished for Australia. Sat 30 Dec 2017 05.56 EST 11.12 EST Steve Smith leads the sides off after his unbeaten century at the MCG took his tally for the series to 604. Steve Smith's first Test hundred in 22 innings outside Ashes Tests since making 111 on Mar 25, 2017, against India in Dharamsala. [8] Tom Curran was called up to replace him. Only Sir Donald Bradman (58 innings) and Sunil Gavaskar (101) reached the milestone in fewer innings. In complete contrast, Smith scored his slowest century from 261 balls in the first Magellan Ashes Test at the Gabba. [21], In December 2016, Cricket Australia (CA) were looking at hosting the first day/night Ashes match, with Adelaide being the likely venue. Tickets, Third T20I – Australia v England, MCG, February 10. Live statistics of the The Ashes, 2017-18 including leading run scorers, top wicket takers, best averages etc on Cricbuzz.com Steven Smith replaces Virat Kohli as No. 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. He was dropped soon afterwards but fought his way back into the Australia side during the 2013-2014 Ashes. [6] The following month, he was withdrawn from the Ashes squad, pending an investigation, with Steven Finn added to England's squad. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Smith_(cricketer,_born_1989) Instead of his leg spin, Smith’s batting showed more promise and had plenty of grit – a factor that … Brian Lara (West Indies) - 1995, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 [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. Bradman's greatest Ashes run was between 1937 and 1946 where his scores read: 212, 169, 51, 144, 18, 102, 103, 16, 187, 234. Smith leapfrogged former teammate Adam Voges’ mark of 61.87. Tickets, Fifth ODI Perth Stadium, January 28. 2 Test batsman, Kane Williamson solid at the top (Jan 12, 2021) Australia close ranks around 'quite upset' Steven Smith over stump cam footage (Jan 12, 2021) Sunil Gavaskar (India) - 1976, 1978, 1979, 1983, Sir Donald Bradman (Australia) - 58 innings His average (min. Scorecard, Third Test WACA Ground, December 14-18. The 2017–18 Ashes series (named Magellan Ashes Series for sponsorship reasons)[3] was a series of Test cricket matches contested between England and Australia for The Ashes. England were the defending holders of the Ashes going into the series, having won in 2015. In 2017, Smith became only the second batsman to score over 1,000 Test runs for four successive years (2014-2017). Hayden holds the overall record of most consecutive 1,000-plus years with five. Rain prevented play during the first session of day 5. Sachin Tendulkar (India) - 114 innings Tickets, Fourth ODI Adelaide Oval, January 26. At this stage, Smith had only gone beyond 50 … This page was last edited on 12 January 2021, at 12:25. 5,764 – the previous record of the most Test runs scored after 108 innings, held by West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers since 1968. 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. Jacques Kallis (South Africa) - 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010 3-Smith has scored over 500 runs in each of the last three Ashes: 508 runs in 2015 Ashes in England, 687 runs in the 2017-18 home Ashes and 589 … 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. https://sports.ndtv.com/cricket/players/1053-steven-smith-playerprofile [4] Before the first Test, Glenn Maxwell was added to Australia's squad as cover for David Warner, who injured his neck at training. 138 – number of balls it took Smith to reach his century, the fastest in his Test career. No other batsman has scored 500 plus runs in 3 Ashes in a row. [7] However, Finn himself was then ruled out of the tour, injuring his knee prior to the first warm-up game. 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. 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. Click here to check the stats on Day 1 of The Gabba Test. Against India in 2014-15. If he manages to go past me I'll be okay with that, if he can stay there then that would be even better. Smith’s aggregate in the 2019 Ashes is the fifth-highest by a batsman in any Ashes series in history. 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. Smith now sits ninth on the list of most Test hundreds for Australia, one behind Justin Langer. 108 – number of innings it took Smith to reach Test match ton No.22, the third fastest of all time. 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. 4 – number of consecutive years Smith has scored at least 1,000 runs. 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. 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Only Sir Donald Bradman (58 innings) and Sunil Gavaskar (101) reached the milestone in … Steve Smith: Pos: WR, Career: 219 G, 89 TD (69th), 2xAll-Pro(1st), 5xProBowl, Panthers/Ravens 2001-2016, 1x Yds Leader, born CA 1979 [9] James Anderson was named as England's vice-captain for the Test series in Stokes' absence. 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. [13] Mitchell Marsh was later added to Australia's squad ahead of the third Test, replacing Chadd Sayers. Virat 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. 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. The series was played at five venues across Australia between 23 November 2017 and 8 January 2018. [17] England's Chris Woakes was ruled out of the fifth Test due to injury.[18]. The five venues were the Gabba, Adelaide Oval, the WACA Ground, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Sydney Cricket Ground. Steve Smith and Mitchell Marsh sent records tumbling on day three of the third Ashes Test at the WACA. Tickets, First T20I Australia v NZ, SCG, February 3. 22 – number of Test centuries. 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. Warner who scored five fifty-plus scores is second in this list. [22] On 12 December 2016, it was confirmed that Adelaide Oval would host the first day/night Ashes Test. 108 – number of innings it took Smith to reach Test match ton No.22, the third fastest of all time. Matthew Hayden (Australia) - 128 innings. Scorecard, Second Test Australia won by 120 runs (Day-Night). 261 - This was the slowest Test hundred for Smith in terms of balls faced (261). He achieved the 1,000 run-mark with an … Joe Barton The West Australian. 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. 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. The second slowest was his ton against India (227 balls) at Ranchi earlier this year. [14], Australia's Mitchell Starc and England's Craig Overton were both ruled out of the fourth Test, with heel and rib injuries respectively. Alastair Cook (England) - 2006, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016 This is his sixth fifty-plus score in Tests in 2017, most for an Australian player. 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[12], Australia delayed naming its squad for the first two Tests until 17 November 2017, selecting Cameron Bancroft to replace Matthew Renshaw. Matches in white background were played in England, yellow – in Australia. [15][16] Maxwell was replaced by Ashton Agar for the fifth Test. Ashes 2017: Steven Smith breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s record in Test Cricket While Steve Smith took 105 innings to score 21 Test tons, Sachin Tendulkar batted for 110 innings to achieve this milestone. A look at some of the numbers behind Steven Smith's Test career that make him one of the all-time greats. The World No.3 Test batsman's last Test century on Australian soil came in December 2017 against England in Melbourne [102*]. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) - 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2014 His previous best was the 142-ball hundred against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 2014. Sep 19, 2019: The debate over who is the better batsman between Steve Smith and Virat Kohli continues to divide opinion. England were the defending holders of the Ashes going into the series, having won in 2015. He enjoyed another stunning Ashes series in 2017/18 with 687 runs, and his twin efforts of 76 and 102 not out in the Melbourne Test pushed his World Rating up to … Due to rain and bad light, 9.3 overs were lost on day 1. Let’s look at some Twitter reactions on Steve Smith’s Century at Ashes 3rd Test [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. Australia won the toss and elected to bat. 14 – Test match centuries as captain, the equal fourth-most by an Australian. First Test Australia won by 10 wickets. Matthew Hayden (Australia) - 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Even including his scores of 6 and 38 in that Ashes encounter 10 years ago, Smith's MCG batting average of 113.50 is his best among all grounds worldwide where he has played more than once. Ricky Ponting is in top spot with 41. Interestingly, he owns a unique feat of smashing over 500 runs in three consecutive Ashes series (2015: 508, 2017: 687 and 2019: 774). Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images Hayden's grand record within Smith's reach. Australia won the series 4–0, regaining The Ashes after taking an unassailable lead with an innings victory in the third Test. Smith’s deputy David Warner is the co-owner of the record. Smith is still a fair way behind the world record of 99.94 held by The Don. 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. 3 – number of Test match centuries Smith has scored at the WACA Ground, the equal most at the ground. Due to rain, 9 overs were lost on day 1 and 18.5 overs lost on day 2. 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. Ricky Ponting (Australia) - 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008 England won the toss and elected to field. 62.89 – Smith’s Test match batting average, the second-highest of all time (minimum 20 Tests). Michael Clarke (Australia) - 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013 Steve Smith was in complete control at the MCG. Tickets, PM's XI v England Manuka Oval, February 2. Smith’s batting partner Mitchell Marsh has also way past his maiden test century just before the duo exited for tea. ", 1000 RUNS IN A CALENDAR YEAR 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. Steve Smith has already passed the ton and sprinting towards his 2nd Double Ton now. SCORECARD. Tickets, Fifth Test SCG, January 4-8 (Pink Test). In complete contrast, Smith scored his slowest century from 261 balls in the first Magellan Ashes Test at the Gabba. Steve Smith, the Australian captain, will undoubtedly feel buoyed by a team that is emerging into something special. [23], The series was broadcast on television in Australia by the Nine Network. 64* – Steve Smith is batting on 64* at Stumps on Day 2. Voges said he would have no hard feelings if Smith passed his record when asked about it during play. Aakash Freelance Writer The toss was delayed by 130 minutes due to rain. "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. Tickets, Second T20I – Australia v England, Blundstone Arena, February 7. By Agence France-Presse Ashes 2017/18, Gabba Test Day 3 Stats: '21st Century' great Steve Smith smashes multiple records Sunil Gavaskar (India) - 101 innings 4 Tests and 400 runs) is the sixth-highest in Ashes history after Bradman (139.14, 1930), Smith (137.4, 2017), Alastair Cook (127.66, 2010), Steve … Sachin Tendulkar (India) - 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2010 The Ashes 2017-18: Why Steve Smith really is the best since Don Bradman. The WACA Ground was expected to host its final Test during the series, prior to the opening of the new Optus Stadium. When Smith reached 208 in the final session he passed that mark. Tim Paine returned to the team after a seven-year absence, ahead of Matthew Wade and Peter Nevill. Steve Smith (Australia) - 108 innings Steve Smith, now the 3rd fastest to 22 Test Centuries. But right now, they share top billing anyway. 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