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Steve Smith ends century draught, slams ton after 16 innings

Sports Lounge Staff




Galle: Steven Smith surpassed Virat Kohli’s 27 Test centuries, to top the list of active players with the most Test hundreds sharing the spot with Joe Root.

Steven Smith along with Marnus Labuschagne posted hundreds to help Australia to 298 for five at stumps on day one of the second test against Sri Lanka here on Friday.

Darren Lehmann in 2004 had been the last Australian batsman to score a hundred at the spinner friendly turning tracks in Galle International Stadium.

With 8100 runs, Smith’s Test average reached 60. In the list of top 10 run-getters of Australia, he became the only player to have a 52+ average.

The last time he hit a century was on 21st January 2021.

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