In a remarkable display of skill and consistency, Steve Smith, the prolific Australian batsman, has rewritten history by surpassing the legendary Don Bradman’s record at The Oval. Smith’s incredible feat has earned him the title of the highest-scoring overseas batsman at this iconic cricket ground, leaving behind Bradman’s illustrious tally of 553 runs. This achievement cements Smith’s position as one of the modern-day greats in the sport and adds another remarkable milestone to his already impressive career statistics.
Steve Smith in Ashes 2023
The accomplishment was made by Steve Smith during the current fifth Test of the Ashes 2023 at The Oval in London. When Australia lost Marnus Labuschagne for 9 runs off 82 in the first session of Day 2, which was difficult to bat on, the right-hander entered the field with the bat.
At lunchtime on Day 2, Steve Smith, who had earlier played some impressive drives when he came to bat, was at bat with 13 off 20 balls. The right-hander recently scored a fantastic century against India at the same location during the ICC World Test Championship Final, where he has been an absolute beast at the Oval in England.
Steve Smith has played five games at the Oval, where he averages over 93 and has over 559 runs scored. Moreover, he has broken three centuries and one half-century. Additionally, he has one of the highest averages in the parks, and given the way he is currently batting in the game, the numbers are only going to rise.
One of the top Test batsmen in international cricket, Steve Smith began his career as a leg-spinner. He has scored 32 tonnes and 37 half-centuries in addition to over 9100 runs at an average of over 58. He also reached the 9,000-run mark in Test cricket the quickest, doing it in just 174 innings.
“I will take it game by game”
The topic of Steve Smith’s retirement has received a lot of attention over the past few months. He made a hint about it during the India tour when he said that it might be his last trip to the country. When asked about his future plans, he replied that he would take each game as it came since right now, he was trying to get better and help the squad.
Don’t know, he said. I’m not certain. I’ll take it one game at a time. I’ll just relax outside in the center. will continue to play as long as I’m having fun, think I can get better and help the team, and feel good about doing so, he continued.
In the final game of the series, Steve Smith would be looking to play a big knock and lead his team to victory. Australia currently leads the Ashes 2023 series 2-1.