Steve Smith on Monday overtook legendary batsmen Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag to grow to be the quickest participant to achieve 7500 Test runs when it comes to innings. The former Australia skipper completed the feat throughout Day 4 of the ultimate Test towards India in Brisbane.
The Australian took 139 innings to achieve the landmark, while each Tendulkar and Sehwag had taken 144 innings every to perform the identical feat. West Indies legend Gary Sobers and former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara maintain the fourth place. Both the cricketers had taken 147 innings to achieve 7500 runs within the conventional format of the sport.
Smith emerged because the standout batsman from the Australian camp within the second innings. The 31-year-old scored 55 earlier than being dismissed by Mohammed Siraj, who additionally accomplished his maiden five-wicket haul at the moment.
During the course of his innings, Smith additionally jumped into the eighth place on Australia’s main run-scorers in Tests checklist.
Apart from Smith, Australian opener David Warner performed a advantageous knock at top of the order earlier than falling quick by two runs from finishing his first half-century since his return after the break.
Meanwhile, India seamers Siraj and Shardul Thakur helped the guests limit Australia at 294. With 328 to win, the opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill completed the innings unbeaten with India batting at 4/0.
With only a day remaining within the contest, the Test match is heading in the direction of a draw. With the four-match collection tied at 1-1, if Ajinkya Rahane & co. save the Test then India will retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy.