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4 Records Steve Smith Scripted With His 30th Test Century

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Steve Smith irked South African bowlers on Day 2 of the Sydney Test, smashing his 30th Test century and forging a 209-run stand with the opener Usman Khawaja, who is still unbeaten on 195.

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Smith started slowly but attacked more often as the innings progressed. He made Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen look totally ineffective, and reached the triple-figure mark with an emphatic pull off Anrich Nortje. Here are some of the records Steven Smith broke with his 30th Test century.

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Most Test Hundreds Among Active CricketersNo active player has scored more centuries in Test cricket than Steve Smith. England's Joe Root comes closest to him with 28 hundreds to his name, while Virat Kohli is still stuck at 27. Smith also boasts a significantly better Test average than his contemporaries.

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Surpassing Don Bradman's RecordWith his 104 against South Africa at SCG, Smith has now surpassed the legendary Sir Don Bradman's record of 29 Test centuries. Only Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh have more hundreds to their names than Smith now. 

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162 - Innings Taken To Reach 30 Test CenturiesOnly Sachin Tendulkar has reached 30 Test centuries in fewer innings than Steve Smith. But Smith still needs 21 more if he wants to level with Tendulkar's record of 51 Test centuries. 

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Smith Is Now Fourth Highest Run-Scorer For AustraliaSteven Smith went past Michael Clarke's record of 8643 runs in Test cricket, and he is now behind only Ricky Ponting, Allan Border, and Steve Waugh. 

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