Steven Smith breaks Sachin Tendulkar's biggest record today

The Australian skipper Steven Smith became the third quickest batsman to score 21 Test centuries when he single-handedly got his team out of the troubled water in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba in Brisbane against arch-rivals England. Smith got to his 21 tons in the red ball cricket in 105 innings to join an elite club of batsmen.

Former great Don Bradman is the fastest to 21 Test centuries as the legend had got there in 56 innings and former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar reached the same landmark in 98 innings. Sachin Tendulkar had got to the milestone in 110 innings and thus Smith went past Tendulkar’s record.

Smith goes past Tendulkar’s record.

Smith played a pivotal role in rescuing his team as they were in all kind of trouble at 76 for 4. The right-hander needed to bat his team out of the trouble and he played a captain’s innings once again. He is still going all guns blazing at 126 not out and Australia have taken a lead of 2 runs.

Shaun Marsh provided good support to his captain and laid an alliance of 99 runs for the fifth wicket partnership as he scored 51 runs which was his first Ashes fifty. Smith also found great support from the lower order as Pat Cummins played a crucial knock of 42 runs and laid a vital association of 66 runs with his captain.

Smith has been in fine form and once again he was there to rescue his team. The Australian skipper is at the pinnacle of the rankings in the longest form of the game. Smith has been really consistent and averages around 71 with the bat as a skipper. The right-hander will like to get as many runs as possible and Australia would like to a have a decent lead. Nathan Lyon is batting with Smith and he would like to provide good support to his captain.

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