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Ashes LIVE: Record alert! Steve Smith joins DON BRADMAN on elite list with 3000 runs in Ashes- check out

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Ashes LIVE: Record alert! Steve Smith joins DON BRADMAN on elite list with 3000 runs in Ashes- Batting maestro Steve Smith hundred down yet another milestone in the ongoing Ashes 4th Tet at Sydney. While the Australian vice-captain was dismissed cheaply, he did manage to get himself to an elite list, becoming one of the most prolific scorers in Ashes history. Smith become just the sixth batsman to score more than 3000 runs in Australia vs England Tests, joining the company of the likes of Don Bradman. Follow Insidesport.in for all Ashes LIVE Updates. 

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Ashes LIVE: Record alert! Steve Smith joins DON BRADMAN on elite list with 3000 runs in Ashes- check out

Steve Smith on Saturday became the sixth player to score 3000 runs in Ashes history, following his brief cameo on Day 4 of the AUS vs ENG 4th Test. Smith is the fourth Australian to do so after Sir Don Bradman, Alan Border and Steve Waugh, and his average of 62 is only second best to Bradman.

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Smith also became the fifth player to score 3000 runs against England, with the list seeing the addition of West Indian legend Garry Sobers. The Australian lynchpin went past Brian Laran, who managed 2983 runs against England in his career.

Most runs vs England in Test matches
Don Bradman (AUS) 1928-1948 37 63 7 5028 334 89.78 19 12 6 investigate this query
Allan Border (AUS) 1978-1993 47 82 19 3548 200* 56.31 8 21 3 investigate this query
Garry Sobers (WI) 1954-1974 36 61 8 3214 226 60.64 10 13 6 investigate this query
Steve Waugh (AUS) 1986-2003 46 73 18 3200 177* 58.18 10 14 6 investigate this query
Steve Smith (AUS) 2010-2022 31 54 5 3017 239 61.57 11 11 1

Steve Smith scored a fighting 67 in the 1st innings, building an important partnership with Usman Khawaja, who later went on to make a fine century to take Australia to 416. The Australian vice-captain in the process leapfrogged current head coach Justin Langer in the list of leading run-getters for the team, climbing up to seventh in the overall list. Smith’s overall average of 60 is better than any player in the top 10.

Ashes LIVE: Record alert! Steve Smith joins DON BRADMAN on elite list with 3000 runs in Ashes- check out

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