In the fourth match of Ashes 2019, Australia defeated England by 185 runs on the fifth day of the match to take a 2–1 lead in the tournament. In this match, Australia scored 497 for 8 wickets in the first innings and 186 runs for 6 wickets in the second innings, while the England team fell to 301 in the first innings and 185 runs in the second innings.
Man of the match batsman Steve Smith became the hero of this victory of Australia. Who scored 211 runs in the first innings with a double century. At the same time, 82 runs came off his bat in the second innings. Smith has played 3 matches of the series so far and is in first place by scoring 671 runs in his 5 innings.
Steve Smith 130 runs away from creating history
Steve Smith has played 67 Test matches so far and has scored 6870 runs from his bat at an average of 64.81 in his 122 innings. Which includes his 26 centuries and 26 half-centuries. If they score just 130 runs in the next 8 innings, then they will become the first batsman in the world to score the fastest 7000 runs in the history of Test cricket.
Former England batsman Wally Hammond holds the record for making the fastest 7000 in Test cricket. In the year 1946, this record was made in his 131st innings of Test against India.
Smith can name this unbreakable record for almost 73 years soon and the form in which he is running. Looking at him, it seems that in the final match of the Ashes series, he can break these records.
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