Steve Smith is blazing guns at the Ashes 2019 and once again has proven his mettle by scoring yet another century during the series. The right-hander reached his hundred on the second day of the fourth Test Match which is currently underway at the Old Trafford in Manchester. This is his third hundred in the series and fifth in the last eight innings against England. Needless to say that the netizens hailed the feat and praised him for the same. It is his 11th hundred in Ashes and his 26th in 67 Tests. Steve Smith Sweeps Off a Beach Ball to the Boundary During Ashes 2019, 4th Test Match, Day 1 (Watch Video).
After winning the toss, Australian elected to bat and lost a couple of early wickets and dented the side. But Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne were the ones who displayed the nerves of the steel and took the team to a stronger position. Marnus got out on 67 but Smith kept on fighting hard and scored a hundred before lunch on day 2.
Check out a few Twitter reactions below:
26th Test hundred for Steve Smith – what a player!
— ICC (@ICC) September 5, 2019
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) September 5, 2019
Steve Smith utterly extraordinary. Six hundreds in his last 12 innings against England, averaging 145 in this time.
— Tim (@timwig) September 5, 2019
England fans whenever Steve Smith gets to the crease: pic.twitter.com/4bvqvbN6oN
— Out of Context Cricket (@OOCCricket_) September 4, 2019
— Isabelle Westbury (@izzywestbury) September 5, 2019
He's quirky but which genius isn't. And he is possessed of a very strong temperament. What a player, @stevesmith49 is. Absolute champion.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 5, 2019
Steve Smith's eighth consecutive 50+ score in #Ashes contests breaks his own record of seven
— Samuel Ferris (@samuelfez) September 4, 2019
With this, Steve Smith broke several records with the century. The Australian overtook Steve Waugh to score the most number of centuries in Ashes. Smith now has 11 centuries whereas, Waugh has 10 in his kitty. He also took fewer innings to reach his 26th hundred and overtook Sachin Tendulkar. Smith took 121 innings to reach his 26th century whereas, the Master Blaster took 136 innings.