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From Aakash Chopra To RP Singh, Twitter In Awe Of Steve Smith’s Hundred In Sydney

Steve Smith scored his eight Test ton vs India in Sydney on Friday.

After scoring just 10 runs in the first four innings against India in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Test series, Steve Smith finally bounced back to form as he scored a brilliant century in the Australian first innings at Sydney Cricket Ground. This is his 27th Test ton and eighth against India.

He is also the quickest to reach 27 Test centuries in terms of innings. He reached the feat in 136 innings. This is also his eighth Test ton vs India, equalling Windies great Viv Richards. Moreover, Steve Smith averages 79.22 in Sydney and this century is proof of his class and ability as a Test batsman.

He was going through a rough patch in the series and the way he bounced back is simply amazing. Smith was seen spending extra time in the nets to tackle India’s spinner leading to this game and the New South Wales batsman has turned the tide in favour of him. He added a 100-run stand with Marnus Labuschagne (91) to start the day for Australia before a flurry of wickets fell for the Aussies.

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Steve Smith storms back to form

India then bounced back by taking five wickets in quick succession by giving not too many runs away. Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah have been on the money for the visitors putting them back in the game. However, Australia have crossed the 300-run mark which is also their highest team total in the ongoing series.

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Meanwhile, just after Smith’s ton Mitchell Starc (24) was dismissed by Navdeep Saini after he added a crucial 23 runs with the left-hander. Australia are looking to get to 400 with Smith still at the wicket with the tailenders.

Meanwhile, the microblogging site Twitter was in awe of the talismanic run-scorers. From Aakash Chopra to RP Singh to Wasim Jaffer, former cricketers hailed Steve Smith for his magnificent effort with the bat.

Here are some of the Twitter reactions:

Anshuman Roy

A cricket and sports enthusiast having previously worked with Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint and now with Cricfit.

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