Ashes 2019 – Twitterati’s Praise Steve Smith’s Brave Ton

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Ashes 2019 - Twitterati's Praise Steve Smith's Brave Ton

Steve Smith brought out Australia from a troublesome situation with his another ton in the fourth Test of Ashes. The top-order batsmen were caught at a very early stage in which David Warner left out with a clear duck on the field. Once again, the battle went between him and England where his status is set as the greatest batsmen in the test cricket.

In the first session of the second day, Stuart Broad started his picks that he has resumed earlier. Broad caught Travis Head in front of the stumps with a scorcher where he went on to make 39 partnership with Smith. Later, Matthew Wade who joined at 48-over played for the next 45 minutes where Smith took complete charge of the innings.

Smith went on with complete command on the match and didn’t give any chance to the  English bowlers to breathe. Wade was dismissed with some smart bowling from Jack Leach, but Smith continued to stay on the field alongside skipper Tim Paine. Smith in the 68th over, he brought up his 26th Test century and walked to standing cheers from the Old Trafford crowd.

Steve Smith made his 11th hundred in the Ashes and was recorded as the third-best run-getter in red-ball cricket history only after Sir Donald Bradman (19 centuries) and Sir Jack Hobbs (12 centuries). Steve Waugh was the only one seen to get a bit closer of Hobbs and Bradman in the last two decades.

It doesn’t seem much surprising if Smith catches up with Hobbs till the Ashes get ended up. He already equaled Sachin Tendulkar in the fourth position with his 11 tons against a single team. Bradman leads these charts with 19 against England, followed by Sunil Gavaskar’s 13 against West Indies and Jack Hobbs’s 12 against Australia.

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