On Thursday, Steve Smith reached his 29th century in a Test match, tying him with Donald Bradman for the most in Test history. This came as Australia continued to exert pressure on the West Indies during the first test match at Perth Stadium.
An untroubled and masterful Steve Smith swept to his 29th century off 194 balls to equal the achievement of the legendary Australian Bradman, who only played 52 Tests to Smith’s 88. Smith also equaled the record for most test matches played in the history of cricket.
Steve Smith is now tied for 14th place on the all-time list. His next goal is to reach the total of 30 runs scored by fellow Australian Matthew Hayden and Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Chanderpaul’s son Tagenarine is making his debut for the West Indies in Perth. The 51 centuries scored by the Indian great Sachin Tendulkar are still the standard.
Ricky Ponting, a member of the Australian cricket team, currently holds the record for the most Test hundreds scored, with 41 to his name across a total of 168 matches.
Hayden is in third place on the list, after Steve Waugh who has 32 centuries from 168 matches, and then there is Hayden.
The first test match between Australia and West Indies is now being played in Perth. Australia is currently having the upper hand. After finishing the first day with a score of 293 for 2, the team maintained their dominant performance throughout the second day as well.
At the beginning of the match, Australia’s captain, Pat Cummins, won the toss against West Indies and decided his team would bat first at the Perth Stadium.