Ashes 2019: Steve Smith continues to break records, goes past former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq

Smith has been in sensational form with the bat in the ongoing Ashes series.
Ashes 2019: Steve Smith continues to break records, goes past former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-HaqSteve Smith failed to score century in the first innings of the final Test. (Photo: Getty)
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Australia's batting mainstay Steve Smith, who has been in incredible form in the ongoing Ashes series, has broken yet another record by going past former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq's record of most consecutive 50+ scores against a single opponent in Test cricket. 

On the second day of the ongoing fifth and final Ashes Test at the Kia Oval, Smith scored 80 runs and in the process registered his 10th consecutive 50+ score against England. 

From 2001-06, Inzamam had scored nine consecutive 50+ scores against England. Third in the list comes former West Indies legend Clive Lloyd, who had also scored nine consecutive 50+ scores against England. 

Fourth in the list is former South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis (eight consecutive 50+ scores against Pakistan), followed by Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka, who also had eight 50+ scores in a row against Bangladesh. 

Archer was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts taking all three wickets but he could not get one over Smith as the former Aussie captain continued to bat in a league of his own. In the ongoing five-match Ashes series, Australia have an unassailable 2-1 lead.

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