Steve Smith was awarded the Player of the Match for his century in the Lord’s Test match.
In the second match of the Ashes Test Series 2023 also, under the captaincy of Pat Cummins, Australia won over England and the Kangaroo team won the match by 43 runs. In the first Test match too, this team defeated the hosts by 2 wickets and the visiting team is ahead 2-0 in the five-match Test series. In the second test match, the hero of Kangaroo team’s victory was star batsman Steve Smith, who was also given the title of Player of the Match.
In the first innings of this match, he played a brilliant century innings of 110 runs against England, which was also the 32nd century of his Test cricket career. On the basis of this century innings, he left behind Joe Root and came first in the list of players who won his team by scoring the most Test centuries among active cricketers.
Steve Smith broke Joe Root’s record
Steve Smith has scored 32 centuries in his Test cricket career, in which his team has won 21 times. That is, he has scored 21 centuries in his team’s victory and now he has come first in the list of active cricketers who have scored the most centuries in their team’s victory in Test cricket. In this case, now Joe Root has slipped to number two, who has scored 20 Test centuries in his team’s victory. In this list, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara are jointly at number five with 13 centuries each, while Kane Williamson is at number three with 18 centuries and David Warner is at number four with 17 Test centuries.
Players with most centuries in Test wins (active players)
21 – Steven Smith (65.62%)
20 – Joe Root (66.67%)
18 – Kane Williamson (64.28%)
17 – David Warner (68%)
13 – Virat Kohli (46.42%)
13 – Chateshwar Pujara (68.42%)
Smith equals Steve Waugh
Steve Smith equaled Steve Waugh for scoring the most centuries in a Test match won by visiting batsmen on English soil. Both of them have scored 7-7 centuries in Test matches won on the soil of England as guest batsmen. On the other hand, Don Bradman and Gordon Greenidge are present with 6-6 centuries.
Most Test centuries in a win by a visiting batsman in England
7 – Steve Smith
7 – Steve Waugh
6 – Don Bradman
6 – Gordon Greenidge
4 – Gary Sobers
4 – Mark Taylor