Australia’s Steve Smith has achieved a remarkable feat in world cricket. He has surpassed the renowned Indian batsman Rahul Dravid’s record for the highest individual score in Test cricket. This event took place during the second Test match of the Ashes series between Australia and England at the ‘Mecca of Cricket,’ Lord’s Cricket Ground. On the very first day, Steve Smith achieved this milestone.
Steve Smith has now become the fastest batsman to score 9,000 runs in Test cricket. He has surpassed the Indian stalwart batsman Rahul Dravid in this feat. Steve Smith achieved this milestone by scoring 31 runs in the second Test match of the Ashes series against England at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
Steve Smith’s splendid performance has created waves of joy. This achievement is sufficient to place him at the second position in terms of surpassing his counterparts. Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka holds the first position, having scored 9,000 runs in 172 Test matches. Steve Smith achieved this feat in 174 Test matches. Rahul Dravid had scored 9,000 runs in 176 Test matches. Steve Smith is playing his 99th Test match at Lord’s Cricket Ground, aiming to break the world record. So far, Steve Smith has scored 9,054 runs with an impressive average of 59.96, including 31 centuries, 4 double centuries, and 38 half-centuries. His highest score is 239 runs.
List of the fastest batsmen to reach 9,000 runs in Test cricket:
- Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) – 172 matches
- Steve Smith (Australia) – 174 matches
- Rahul Dravid (India) – 176 matches
- Brian Lara (West Indies) – 177 matches
- Ricky Ponting (Australia) – 177 matches