Steve Smith’s career-best T20 knock gives Sydney Sixers hope of topping the table

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Steve Smith Back to Back Centuries
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Steve Smith Back to Back Centuries

Steve Smith, who helped the Sydney Sixers defeat the Sydney Thunder, became just the second Big Bash player to score a successive century in the competition. Smith helped the Sixers win the Sydney derby by slamming an astonishing 125 from 66 balls, which is the fifth-highest score in BBL history. Let us look into details at Steve Smith Back to Back Centuries.

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Smith finished unbeaten on 125 as the Sixers set their second-highest total of all time against the Thunder. Smith smashed an astounding nine sixes in his 66-ball stay, including one over mid-wicket off-spinner Usman Qadir to bring up his century.

The sixers wait for a Century for their player  

After waiting 12 seasons for their first men’s century, the Sydney Sixers have now had two in as many games, both of which belong to Steve Smith. The Australian great entertained a packed SCG by hitting his second consecutive hundred, which allowed the Sixers to remain in the race for first place with one game remaining.

Steve Smith Breaking Records 

In this edition of the BBL 12, the 33-year-old has now accumulated 262 runs at an average of 175 from his three impressive knocks. And with that Sixers coach Greg Shipperd and captain Moises Henriques appear to have discovered Smith’s optimum position in T20 cricket.

In addition, Tim David who has played 12 games in this edition of the BBL and Matt Short, who has played 13 games, are tied for first place along with Steve Smith in the competition for the most Six hitting players with 18 sixes in those three knocks.

You the Ground Conditions to his Advantage 

To punish the Thunder’s bowling assault, Smith made the most of the SCG’s short boundaries. Including one that went into the second level of the SCG stands.

He hit Australian teammate Daniel Sams for six on four separate times. As Smith concluded with nine maximums among his 14 boundaries, he also hit Joel Davies and Gurinder Sandhu twice for six.

Sixers Captain Henriques Comments on Steve Smith’s Performance

“That was incredible to watch, some of those shots, I stand at the other end just gobsmacked. That’s not an easy wicket to bat on. This is a much worse wicket than the wicket we saw in Coffs (Harbour), this innings actually blows that last innings out of the park.

“I’m speechless, to be honest.”

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