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INDvsAUS: Proud Moment To Score A Century In Front Of My Parents: Steve Smith

Mumbai: Australian batsman Steve Smith called it a ‘proud moment’ to score a ton in front of his parents at his home ground. Smith scored his 27th Test century at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

The batsman achieved the feat on the second day of the third Test against India. Smith, who returned to form, also defeated Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar. While the Australian team took 136 innings to hit the 27th night, Kohli and Tendulkar took 141 innings to achieve the feat.

Also, during his innings, Smith surpassed Kohli’s 7,318-run innings in the longest format of the game. The right-handed batsman now has 7,368 Test runs.

He said, “It was good to be back in form. Two-three weeks ago I think I have scored two hundred runs in SCG. It makes me laugh sometimes Missed out on first two matches obviously and came back today and scored some runs to put us in a decent position,” Smith said after the conclusion of day two.

“Always special, I love playing here at the SCG. It is a great place to bat, my home ground. My mom and dad were here and able to see that. Proud to get the three figures on the board and spend some time out in the middle and help us post a decent total,” he added.

At stumps, India’s score read 96/2 — trailing Australia by 242 runs with eight wickets in the bag — with stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane (5) and Cheteshwar Pujara (9) at the crease.

Earlier in the day, Australia was piled on for 338 runs in their first innings. For India, Jadeja took four wickets and returned with figures of 4-62 while Bumrah and Saini took two wickets each.

called it a ‘proud moment’ to score a ton in front of his parents at his home ground. Smith scored his 27th Test century at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

The batsman achieved the feat on the second day of the third Test against India. Smith, who returned to form, also defeated Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar. While the Australian team took 136 innings to hit the 27th night, Kohli and Tendulkar took 141 innings to achieve the feat.

Also, during his innings, Smith surpassed Kohli’s 7,318-run innings in the longest format of the game. The right-handed batsman now has 7,368 Test runs.

He said, “It was good to be back in form. Two-three weeks ago I think I have scored two hundred runs in SCG. It makes me laugh sometimes Missed out on first two matches obviously and came back today and scored some runs to put us in a decent position,” Smith said after the conclusion of day two.

“Always special, I love playing here at the SCG. It is a great place to bat, my home ground. My mom and dad were here and able to see that. Proud to get the three figures on the board and spend some time out in the middle and help us post a decent total,” he added.

At stumps, India’s score read 96/2 — trailing Australia by 242 runs with eight wickets in the bag — with stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane (5) and Cheteshwar Pujara (9) at the crease.

Earlier in the day, Australia were piled on for 338 runs in their first innings. For India, Jadeja took four wickets and returned with figures of 4-62 while Bumrah and Saini took two wickets each.

 

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