Pakistan vs Australia: Steve Smith transcends Kumar Sangakkara, Sachin Tendulkar to script test record

Despite not being able to score a century in the ongoing 3rd Test against Pakistan, Steve Smith scripted a huge record with his knock of 59 in the first innings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australian batter Steve Smith has been in good form for the team in the ongoing tour of Pakistan. After playing knocks of 78 and 72 in the first and second Test in Rawalpindi and Karachi, respectively, Smith registered another 50+ score in the first innings of the ongoing third and final Test at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Despite not being able to reach triple figures so far in the series, Smith scripted a huge record with his knock of 59 in the first innings. Smith, who took his tally of runs to 7,993, exceeded former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara, who had scored 7,913 runs after 150 Test innings.

 

Indian trio of Sachin Tendulkar (7,869), Virender Sehwag (7,694) and Rahul Dravid (7,680) are next in the list.

 

In the ongoing third Test, Australia went down to 17 for two after electing to bat first.

 

Smith led Australia’s revival, alongside Pakistan-born batter Usman Khawaja, as the duo added 138 runs for the third wicket.

 

Both Smith and Khawaja missed out on their respective centuries as they were dismissed on scores of 59 and 91, respectively.