Natarajan was my hero of this IPL: Kapil Dev. IPL 2020 Final: Rohit overcomes spirited Delhi to clinch fifth title, IPL 2020 Final, MI vs DC: Preview, Playing XI Predictions, pitch and weather report, Steve Smith vs Virat Kohli ‘greatest’ debate: Jonty Rhodes fields the tough question, Sep 19, 2019: The debate over who is the better batsman between Steve Smith and Virat Kohli continues to divide opinion. He scored 3096 runs at an average of 70, and assumed the mantle as the best Test batsman in the world. He is the only batsman (along with Virat Kohli and Brian Lara) who has scored 500-plus runs in a series 4 times since 2000. Bradman's scores in that 1930 series against England were 131 (L), 254 (W), 334 (D) and 232 (W). Steve Smith has the highest batting average in the Ashes 2019 as he scored 774 runs in just 7 innings at an unbelievable average of 110.57.. Ben Stokes is second on the list with a batting average of 55.12.. Marnus Labuschagne came in as a concussion substitute for the injured Steve Smith in the 2nd Test 2nd inning. Steve Smith's comeback to Test cricket in the 2019 Ashes series was one of the best by any batsman in the history of the sport. No matter what happens now, Steve Smith will end this #Ashes series with an average of at least 100. Ashes to Ashes, super Smith leaves others in the dust. Vic Marks There’s no room for smartarsery here. He scored a quickfire 82 off just 92 deliveries in the second innings (wresting the initiative from England after being reduced to 44 for 4) and giving the Australian bowlers enough time to bowl the opposition out in the second innings. ASHES 2019 FULL SCHEDULE | ASHES 2019 LATEST NEWS Smith has scored an astonishing 671 runs at an average innings of 134.2, including three hundreds, despite … That is how rare an event it is to aggregate 700 runs (or more) in a Test series. Steve Smith Drawing Ashes in England in 2019 was disappointing, says Steve Smith. 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 Waugh (126.5, 1989) and Wally Hammond (113.12, 1928). Apart from the sheer volume of runs scored by Smith, it is the timing of his performances which make them special. Incredible. Moreover, only three batsmen in Test cricket history have more hundreds against a single opposition – Bradman (19) against England, Sunil Gavaskar (13) against the West Indies and Hobbs (12) against Australia. googletag.cmd.push(function () { 774 runs in 4 Tests (7 innings) at an average of 110.57 including a double hundred, 2 more hundreds and 3 fifties – these are mind boggling numbers achieved in any era. And in doing so, he did something quite astonishing; something that puts his Bradman-esque qualities in new light. It is the second-highest percentage for any batsman in an Ashes series (min. This streak saw him register 8 hundreds and 2 fifties. Smith has registered 11 Ashes hundreds. He scored tough runs throughout this Ashes series under pressure of wickets falling around him. Best Batting average. Only Bradman (19) and Jack Hobbs (12) have more. Steve Smith is the name. Smith was awarded the Compton-Miller Medal as the player of the series after scoring 774 runs at an average of 110.57 from four tests. Smith's average of 64.64 makes him one of only six men who have played a minimum of 20 innings to average over 60. — Samuel Ferris (@samuelfez) September 13, 2019 Smith only played four Tests, courtesy of a knockout blow at Lords, but still pounded 774 runs, the fifth-highest ever in an Ashes series. }); And that is what Steven Smith did in the 2019 Ashes series in England. Smith aggregates a whopping 2615 runs in 26 Ashes Tests. Despite Smith scoring 214 runs from 5 innings at an average of 42.80, and atypically for Smith a low strike rate of 34.13 —who just three months earlier in the 2019 Ashes scored at a rate of 64.71 per 100 balls —Australia managed to win all three Tests by a margin of over 200 runs, largely thanks to Labuschagne's batting. The average opening partnership for Australia in Ashes 2019 was a meagre 8.5 with a highest stand of 18. And to come up with these performances after a 16 month ball-tampering layoff with a hostile and jeering English crowd – shows Smith’s mettle and class. Smith is leaving everyone behind in the race for the GOAT after Bradman. Australia, however, have retained the urn as they had won the previous series 4-0 in 2017/18. Only Don Bradman and Jack Hobbs have now scored more Ashes centuries than Steve Smith. Saw Archer at IPL last year, realized he is special: Smith. No stronger was his domination than in the 2019 Ashes in England. For now there is Bradman, there is daylight, more daylight, then there is Smith and then there are the others. © 2009-2020 Cricwaves.com All Rights Reserved. Live stats including most runs, top wicket takers, best averages, catches, fifties & more from The Ashes 2019 By Geoff Lemon at Old Trafford. It is the second-highest average in Test history (min. He just completely dominated the series by scoring and 774 runs at an average of more than 110 that included three centuries and a similar number of fifties. Smith’s aggregate in the 2019 Ashes is the fifth-highest by a batsman in any Ashes series in history. Men's Ashes. In a conversation with senior journalist Ayaz Memon on day 2 of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Kapil added that even in IPL players have realised the importance of swing. Smith top-scored for Australia with 92 in the first innings at Lord’s – an innings full of grit and determination even as wickets tumbled around him. Smith’s Ashes 2019 heroics are only the 6th instance since the beginning of the millennium that a batsman has scored 700 runs in a series. The Oval crowd applauds Steve Smith as he walks … Scoring big runs is in Smith’s DNA. Having scored 8 tons against England, Smith tormented his favourite opponents with a run-glut laden Ashes 2019 to announce his return to international cricket. Ashes 2019: Steve Harmison says Steve Smith will always be known as a cheat ... Chappell says Root is a "pretty average" captain. In the ongoing Ashes 2019, Steve Smith has scored 671 runs from 5 innings with an average of 64.81 and strike rate of 134.20. Steve Smith reveals ‘weird’ batting superstitions ahead of First Ashes Test Steve Smith has enjoyed a lot of personal growth since his ball-tampering ban. Smith scored 35.50 % of the total runs scored by the Australian batsmen in Ashes 2019 (Smith did not play the third Test so that is not counted). His average of 65.11 is third only to Bradman and Sutcliffe. Rescuing his side in each of the seven innings he batted in the series after the early dismissal of the openers and scoring big runs when most around him failed - this shows that Smith not only has an appetite for big runs he also has the mental strength and temperament to give his best when his country needs him the most. He has registered 11 Ashes hundreds. Smith was again the highest scorer for Australia with 80 in the first innings at The Oval. Ashes 2019: A statistical look at Steve Smith's record-breaking run during Test series 17 Sep, 2019. googletag.cmd.push(function () { Nov 21, 2020: Legendary Indian former all-rounder Kapil Dev insists that swing is more important than pace even in today’s T20-dominant era. He took 111 innings to reach the landmark (same as Garry Sobers). The numbers deserve a full analysis of their own, beyond the 26 Test centuries equalling Allan Border, beyond the 11 Ashes tons and the career average of … 17, 27, 60, 28, 16, 14 and 29 – this is the Australian score at the fall of the second wicket when Smith came out to bat in seven innings in this series. A look at the incredible, record-breaking feats achieved by Steven Peter Devereux Smith in the 2019 Ashes series Smith's 2019 Ashes was much more bowler-friendly, with an average PQI of 46. No stronger was his domination than in the 2019 Ashes in England. 774 runs in 4 Tests (7 innings) at an average of 110.57 including a double hundred, 2 more hundreds and 3 fifties – these are mind boggling numbers achieved in any era. googletag.display('CRINXT_ENG_DESKTOP/CRINXT_ENG_NEWS/CRINXT_ENG_NEWS_AS/CRINXT_ENG_NWS_AS_ROS_BTF_728'); Of the five in the 60s, only England's Herbert Sutcliffe, with 54, has played anywhere near Smith's 67 Tests. 6. He also has the highest aggregate in Test history after (respective) 68 Tests ahead of Sobers (6268), Gavaskar (6180), Hammond (5936) and Joe Root (5915). Smith was the joint second-fastest (in terms of number of innings) to score 6000 Test runs. Smith is having a fairytale Ashes series, already accumulating 671 runs, including a double century at a staggering average of 134.20. googletag.display('CRINXT_ENG_DESKTOP/CRINXT_ENG_NEWS/CRINXT_ENG_NEWS_AS/CRINXT_ENG_NWS_AS_ROS_MID_728'); Smith, the former Aussie skipper, had a sensational run in England, Saw Archer at IPL last year, realized he is special: Smith, Ashes 2019 5th Test preview: England battle Smith headache, self-doubts one last time, Australian youngster in primary school compared to Indian counterparts: Greg Chappell, His life has been challenging: Cheteshwar Pujara reveals what makes the batsman mentally strong, Australia were too negative against India, did not push hard enough for wins: Michael Clarke, Pant’s innings reminded me of Ben Stokes’ knock in Headingley: Langer, West Indies tour of Bangladesh, 2021 News. His average of 65.37 is the third-highest in Ashes history (min. But to achieve them in an era dominated by the instant stardom of T20 cricket and mushrooming leagues and faulty techniques and deteriorating temperaments in red … The sequence of his scores were 144, 142, 92, 211, 92, 80 and 23. Only three other batsmen in Ashes history – Sutcliffe in 1924, Hammond in 1928 and Bradman in 1930 have hit more hundreds in a series (4 each). This places him in a select group of 6 batsmen who have aggregated 700-plus in a series on more than one occasion in their careers – Don Bradman (5 times), Gary Sobers (3), Sunil Gavaskar (2), Everton Weekes (2) and Brian Lara (2) are the others in this club. Sep 19, 2019: The debate over who is the better batsman between Steve Smith and Virat Kohli continues to divide opinion. Steve Smith and Joe Root's respective Ashes campaigns highlight fallacy of comparing the two . And that is what Steven Smith did in the 2019 Ashes series in England. Steve Smith heroic innings at Birmingham during 1st Test of 144 and 142 runs helped the visitor register the first win in Ashes 2019. He is also the second quickest to 26 Test hundreds taking 121 innings (after Bradman 69) ahead of Sachin Tendulkar (136), Gavaskar (144) and Matthew Hayden (145). — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 15, 2019 Smith ends the series with 774 runs from seven innings at an average of 110.57. Overall, it is the joint 12th highest run aggregate in any Test series in history. Smith has scored 1604 runs in his last 15 Ashes innings – this translates to 106.94 runs per innings. But to achieve them in an era dominated by the instant stardom of T20 cricket and mushrooming leagues and faulty techniques and deteriorating temperaments in red ball cricket in what is still the most coveted series in history – makes this achievement of Smith even more special. Smith has scored 2800 runs in 27 Ashes Tests. No other batsman has scored 500-plus runs in three consecutive Ashes – not even the Don! Ashes 2019 overview: super Smith, sublime Stokes and a tied series – video Best player. In the process, Smith unlocked many records. Posted Sun Sunday 8 Sep September 2019 … Get live statistics of The Ashes 2019. SCORECARD. Smith did it in one match, averaging 143. His average (min. Smith has scored 6973 runs in just 68 Tests at an average of 64.56. 500 runs) just marginally second to Bradman (35.51%, 1930). Smith has aggregated above 500 runs in each of the last three Ashes series – 508 in 2015, 687 in 2017-18 and 774 in 2019. It has happened just 33 times in Test cricket history. Smith is one of only 23 batsmen who have achieved this feat (at least once) in Test cricket. Let’s look at some of them. His exploits include 7 hundreds and 5 fifties. 2000 runs) after Bradman (99.94). Only Bradman (19) and Jack Hobbs (12) have more. The man who dominated the 2019 Ashes has averaged just 26.4 in Tests since – Smith’s biggest test of his career could be reversing this current dip Incredible. And only 9 times since 1990. 500 runs and 10 Tests) after Bradman and Sutcliffe. He followed that up with a double hundred at Manchester (after sitting out at Leeds due to the lingering effects of concussion which resulted from being struck by a Jofra Archer scorcher at Lord’s) – where four of Australia’s top 6 could not even reach 20! He became only the eighth batsman to score tons in both innings of an Ashes Test. Smith’s average in winning Tests is also the second in Test history after The Don. Australia's Steve Smith plays a shot on day 4 of the fourth Ashes Test against England in Manchester on September 7, 2019. Only Ricky Ponting betters their feat having achieved this on 5 occasions in the stipulated time-frame. He followed that up with a fine 142 in the second innings. Just for perspective, Bradman had scored 1673 runs in 15 Ashes innings at 111.53 per innings from the MCG Test in 1937 till the MCG Test in 1947 – that was his most successful run in the Ashes. In Birmingham, he scored 144 (more than 50%) of Australia’s first innings’ total of 284. }); He has crossed the 700-run mark once before in his career – against India at home in 2014-15. He scored 3096 runs at an average of 70, and assumed the mantle as the best Test batsman in the world. Those 286 runs almost literally made up for lost time. Steve Smith total runs in Ashes 2019 In the four matches that Smith played in this series, he scored 774 runs at an average of 110.57 and a strike rate of 64.71 including three centuries and … Smith, the former Aussie skipper, had a sensational run in England. The 2-2 draw in the recently-concluded Ashes is the first such result in Test series since 1972. Runs almost literally made up for lost time at least once ) in history. 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