New Delhi: Australia’s star batsman Steve Smith is setting many records one after the other. His bat is speaking fiercely in Tests. On Wednesday, he made a big record in the match being played at Lord’s under the Ashes series 2023.
Became the second batsman in the world to score the fastest 9000 runs in Tests
Steve Smith has become the second batsman in the world to score the fastest 9000 runs in Tests. Smith achieved this position in the 174th innings of the 99th match. In this case, he broke the record of Indian veteran Rahul Dravid. At the same time, Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting left Mahela Jayawardene and Sachin Tendulkar behind.
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Dravid did this feat in 176 innings of 101 matches. He made this record on June 30, 2006 in Kingston. Smith broke his 17-year-old record. Lara achieved this position in 177 innings of 101 matches, Ponting in 177 innings of 106 matches, Jayawardene in 178 innings of 108 matches and Sachin Tendulkar in 179 innings of 111 matches. Smith left them all behind with his brilliant batting.
Kumar Sangakkara on top
Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara holds the record for the fastest 9000 runs in Tests. He made this record on 3 November 2011 against Pakistan in Sharjah. Sangakkara set the record in 172 innings of 103 matches. Till date, no batsman has been able to break his record.
Talking about the match, Smith has scored the 38th half-century of his Test career while batting brilliantly. In the third session, he is playing after scoring 72 runs and is close to the century.