Steve Smith Achieves a Unique Record During Ashes 2019, Second Test Day 4

Dhairya Ingle

Australia’s Steve Smith achieved a unique record during the day four of the Ashes 2019 at the Lord’s cricket ground.  Australia lost three early wickets as they chased 258 runs. Cameron Bancroft made 13 runs whereas his fellow opener David Warner continued to have bad form as he got out on three. Usman Khawaja scored 36 runs. But it was Steve Smith who once again displayed nerves of steel and once again became the highest run-getter for the team. However, Smith couldn’t score a century but achieved a unique record for himself during the match. Ashes 2019 Series 2nd Test: Steve Smith’s Half-Century Keeps England at Bay at Lunch on Day 4.

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He became the first-ever batsman to register seven successive 50-plus scores in the Ashes. With this, Steve Smith surpassed former Australian batsman Mike Hussey's record of six consecutive fifty-plus scores in Ashes. Smith now has three hundred, a double hundred and three half-centuries in his last seven innings in the Ashes. Here are his last seven scores in the Ashes. 239, 76, 102*, 83, 144, 142 and 92 read his score in the last seven matches. England vs Australia Live Cricket Score 2nd Test Match.

Steve Smith got hit by Jofra Archer while he was playing on 80. The right-handed batsman was playing without an arm guard. However, the Aussies batsman came back to play and scored 92 runs. In the last game, he made 144 and 142 runs at the Edgbaston cricket ground and played a vital role in the team’s victory. Steve Smith made a comeback into international cricket after a 12-month ban due to ball-tampering charges.

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