PAK vs AUS: Former Australia captain and current vice-captain Steve Smith is considered to be the best batsman in Test cricket in the current era. Smith is currently representing Australia in the last match of the 3-match series being played against Pakistan at the Lahore ground. On the fourth day of this match i.e. today, Smith has created history by making a big record in his name during Australia’s second innings. Smith has become the fastest batsman to score 8000 runs in Test cricket. In this case, he has left behind Kumar Sangakkara.
Kumar Sangakkara’s record left behind
Steve Smith completed his 8,000 runs in Test cricket during his 17-run knock in the second innings of the Lahore Test (PAK vs AUS). Which are the fastest 8 thousand runs in test cricket. He achieved this position by hitting a four off Hasan Ali’s delivery. Smith achieved this feat in the 151st innings of the 85th Test of his career. Before him, this record was in the name of Kumar Sangakkara. He played 152 innings of the 91st Test to reach here. Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar is in the third position on this list. Playing the 154th innings of his Test career, Sachin crossed the 8,000-run mark. At the same time, former West Indies legend Gary Sobers had to play 157 Test innings and Rahul Dravid had to play 158 Test innings for this.
Australia’s eighth batsman to complete 8 thousand runs
In the career of Steve Smith, his bat has scored 8002 * runs in 151 innings of 85 Tests. The average has been 60.17. During this, he has also played 27 centuries and 36 half-centuries. Apart from this, he has also scored 3 double centuries. Before Smith, 7 Australian batsmen have completed the figure of 8 thousand runs in Test cricket. Which includes Ricky Ponting (13,378), Allan Border (11,174), Steve Waugh (10,927), Michael Clarke (8,643), Matthew Hayden (8,625), and Mark Waugh (8,029).