Steve Smith Becomes Fastest Batsman to Score 7000 Runs, Achieves Feat During Australia vs Pakistan 2nd Test Match 2019
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Australian cricket team right-handed batsman Steve Smith becomes the fastest batsman in Test to make 7000 runs. He achieved this feat during Australia vs Pakistan 2nd Test 2019 which is being played at the Adelaide Oval Ground in Adelaide. Steve Smith is currently batting on the crease with David Warner who has already scored a double-hundred. Australia is in a commanding situation of the match as they have made more than 400 runs with just the loss of two wickets. Australia Vs Pakistan, Live Cricket Score 2nd Test Match.

Steve Smith broke more than 50 years old record of becoming the fastest batsman to score 7000 runs. This record was previously held by English batsman Walter Hammond who took 131 innings to score 7000 runs. Smith achieved 7000 runs in just 126 innings. Former Indian cricket team batsmen Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar came close to break this record as they 134 and 136 innings respectively to score 7000 runs in Test. Steve Smith Working on Getting Better Sleep, Says Tim Paine.

Earlier in this match on Day 1 which was hit by rain, Australian skipper Tim Paine won the toss and elected to bat first. The home team lost their opening batsman Joe Burns early in the inning as he got dismissed after scoring four runs by Shaheen Afridi. David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne yet again took the match away from the visitor, as the former scored 162 runs. Labuschagne got out by getting bowled by Shaheen Afridi on Day 2.

Steve Smith is indeed having a memorable 2019, as he has achieved flurry of records in Test Cricket this year. Smith had a wonderful Ashes 2019 where he made 774 runs at an average of 110.57. He is often termed as modern-day Don Bradman due to his batting style and record creating ability. Steve Smith did not get a good start to the series as he got dismissed on just four runs in the previous Test match. Meanwhile, Australia is looking forward to posting a mammoth total which will be beyond the reach of Pakistan. Azhar Ali and his men yet again might have to face an inning defeat looking at the way Aussies are batting currently.