Latest Cricket News – In-form Australian batsman Steve Smith has registered another feat. He has become the only batsman to score 50 or more runs in 7 consecutive innings of the Ashes Test series. Smith scored 92 in Australia’s first innings in the Lord’s Test. This is his 25th half-century in Test cricket. Smith has broken the record of former compatriot Mike Hussey. During this time, a sharp bouncer from Jofra Archer came straight to the left tempo of Steve Smith and he fell down on the pitch in a frantic manner. After this, he had to return to the pavilion after being retired hurt.
Smith played 7 consecutive 50+ innings in the Ashes
He came back to bat again and was dismissed for 92 runs. Mike Hussey had earlier scored half-centuries in 6 consecutive innings of the Ashes Test Series (2009-10). Smith has scored 239, 76, 102 *, 83, 144, 142 and 92 runs in the last 7 Ashes innings (2017-19) * respectively. Steve Smith is playing a Test series for the first time after facing a one-year ban on ball tampering. He batted brilliantly in the first Test match played at Edgbaston, Ashes 2019. Smith had scored 144 in the first innings and 142 in the second innings. It is due to him that Australia won this match by 251 runs.