Alastair cook Big daddy hundred dimmed in front of Smith 23rd test century.

The 4th test match was mostly dominated by England start from the day one. But on the last day after lunch session game was turned towards the draw. The 5th day started on the bright note for England as they picked two quick wickets of David Warner and Shaun Marsh. But visitors hope of winning their 1st test of the series shattered by another master class innings of Australian captain Steve Smith. He scored (102) runs in the 2nd innings and create a crucial 85 runs partnership with Mitchelle Marsh (29). The duo played out all the balls before match declared drawn. They didn’t allow England bowlers to cause any more harm in a day.

Steve Smith breaks another record by becoming 3rd fastest batsman after Sir Don Bradman(58) and Sunil Gavaskar (109)  to score the 23rd century with (110) innings. He left behind M Yousuf (122) and  Sachin Tendulkar(123).

Earlier in the match, it was all about the big left-handed Stalwart Alastair cook. He made a remarkable comeback after poor patch of form with a significant double century. He breaks the record of Brian Lara of most number of runs in test cricket. Currently, he placed at number 6 on the list of most number of runs in test cricket.

England bowlers tried their best but lack of variety in their bowling attack. Caused their chances to pick 20 wickets of Australia. However, this is the good match for them but England Captain Joe Root habit of not converting half century into hundred is still a cause for concern.

This year considerably belongs to Steve Smith of scoring consistent runs all around the world. Especially in India turning pitches.

Note- Alastair Cook Adjudged man of the match for scoring 244 runs in the 1st innings.

Also Read:-Top 3 Innings From Steve Smith In Tests This Year


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