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Sturdy Smith gives Australia a timely comeback
The Ashes 2019

Sturdy Smith gives Australia a timely comeback

Steve Smith has been unstoppable since its return to the Test match arena. The middle-order batsman has looked impregnable during the Opening Test match of the Ashes 2019. Steve Smith’s fighting 144 knock was followed by a masterclass of 142 runs in the 2nd innings of the match. His remarkable consistency has put Australia in a strong position of winning the 1st Ashes Test.

Australia put up a target of 398 runs for England to chase down on the last day of the Test match. If England pulls off this miracle, this would be the highest chase in a single day of the match.

Smith now averages 61.37 in the Test matches. This is the highest Test average of an individual player after Sir Don Bradman. Smith’s remarkable form is a good sign for Australia as they target the Ashes win in the hostile conditions of England.