AUS vs NZ: Steve Smith has fifth-highest number of centuries among active players
AUS vs NZ: Australian batter Steve Smith now has fifth-highest number of international cricket centuries amongst active players.
On Sunday in Cairns, during the third and final ODI against New Zealand, Smith reached this milestone. Before being bowled over by Mitchell Santner, the top Australian hitter scored an enjoyable 105 from 131 balls, which included 11 fours and one six.
During the game, Steve Smith scored his 12th ODI century. In addition, he has scored 28 centuries in Test cricket.
Smith has now amassed 4,722 runs at an average of 44.13 in 136 ODIs. His highest total score is 164. He has 12 centuries and 27 half-centuries to his name.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) September 11, 2022
He enters the group of current players with the most century in international cricket. Indian batting legend Virat Kohli, who leads all active players in hundreds with 71, included on this list. English batsman Joe Root (44), Following him are English batter Joe Root (44), Australian veteran opener David Warner (43), Indian opener Rohit Sharma (41) and Smith himself with 40.
With a total of 100 hundreds, Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for most international centuries. Virat Kohli (71), Australian great Ricky Ponting (71), former Sri Lanka wicketkeepeer-batter Kumar Sangakara (63) and South African all-rouder Jacques Kallis (62).
Coming to the match, Australia posted a total of 267/5 in their 50 overs. The majority of their team’s runs scored by Smith (105), Marnus Labuschagne (52) and also wicketkeeper-batter Alex Carey (42*).
Pacer Trent Boult was the leading wicket-taker for New Zealand in the match with 2/25 in ten overs.