Happy Birthday, Steve Smith! Here's a look at three of the Australian legend's most illustrious achievements.

On the occasion of former Australian captain Steve Smith's 32nd birthday, here's a look at the 3 greatest records held by the Australian legend.


Steve Smith, the legendary Australian cricketer, had his 32nd birthday today (June 2). Smith is a member of the Fab Four and is a fixture of Australia's batting line-up. He is one of the best red-ball players of the modern era. Smith is also a past captain of Australia, having led the team in all forms. Due to a one-year suspension, he lost his captaincy in 2018.

He became eligible to take over in March 2020 and is a strong possibility to succeed Tim Paine as Test captain. On the occasion of Smith's 32nd birthday, we take a look at three of his most illustrious achievements.

In Test cricket, the fastest batsman to score 7000 runs

Smith is the fastest batsman to reach 7000 runs in Test cricket, having made his debut as a bowling all-rounder. During the 2019 home series against Pakistan, the former Australia captain reached the milestone. It only took the 32-year-old 126 Test matches to attain the milestone. England's Wally Hammond previously held the record with 131 Test matches.

In tests, I had the third-best average.

Smith, one of the best batters in the world right now, has a 61.80 average, which is the third-highest in the game's history. Among the current players, he has the highest average.

Don Bradman (99.94) and Adam Voges (61.87), both Australians, are in first and second place, respectively. Voges only played 20 red-ball games whereas Bradman wore 52 Tests. Smith has been a rock-solid performer, averaging over 60 in 77 Test appearances. He has 7540 Test runs under his belt, with 27 hundreds and 31 half-centuries.

The second-highest number of consecutive fifties

Smith was in red-hot form on his return to international cricket, and he had a purple patch in the UK in 2019. Smith went on to hit seven consecutive 50s, including two centuries and a double-century in Ashes.

Smith's golden streak began in the 2019 World Cup semi-final against England when he scored 85 points in a losing cause. He scored two centuries in the first Ashes Test and another 92 at Lord's. Smith, who was completely healthy for the 4th Test, made a rousing come back and hit a double-century. He finished the series with 82 and 80 points.

Javed Miandad holds the record for the most consecutive 50+ scores, having done it eight times in a row. Everton Weekes, Rahul Dravid, Kumar Sangakkara, Misbah-ul-Haq, Chris Rogers, Kane Williamson, and KL Rahul are all tied for second place.

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