New Delhi: The first match of the ongoing two-match Test series between Sri Lanka and Australia is being played in Galle from July 29. In this match, Sri Lankan team won the toss and batted first and managed to score 212 runs in the first innings. At the same time, the Australian team has scored 233 runs for the loss of five wickets in their first innings till the writing of the news.
The players to be dismissed in the first innings for the Australian team are Usman Khawaja (71), David Warner (25), Marnus Labuschagne (13), Steve Smith (6) and Travis Head (6). Australian batsman Steve Smith was unfortunately run out on the wrong call of Usman Khawaja today.
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Smith has a golden opportunity to achieve a special achievement in the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka. In fact, at present, he is in seventh place in terms of scoring the most runs in Test cricket for the Australian team. In the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka, if he gets 14 more runs from his bat, then he will become the sixth batsman to score the most runs in Test cricket for Australia.
Not only this, he will also leave behind Mark Waugh, the former captain of the Australian team, in the matter of scoring the most runs in Test cricket. Mark Waugh is currently the sixth highest run-scorer for Australia in Test cricket. Playing 128 matches in red ball cricket for his team, Waugh has scored 8029 runs in 209 innings at an average of 41.81.
Talking about Steve Smith’s Test career, he has scored 8016 runs in 152 innings at an average of 59.37 while playing 86* matches till the time of writing the news. He has 27 centuries and 36 fifties to his name in Test cricket.
Let us tell you that the record for scoring the most runs in Test cricket for Australia is recorded in the name of former captain Ricky Ponting. Playing 168 matches in Test cricket, Ponting has scored 13378 runs in 287 innings at an average of 51.85. Ponting is followed by Allan Border (11174), Steve Waugh (10927) in third place, Michael Clarke (8643) in fourth place and Matthew Hayden (8625) in fifth place.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : June 30, 2022, 16:33 IST