Only Bradman leads Smith in Australia’s average list after latest heroics

Old Trafford double hundred Smith’s latest incredible show.

By Press Association Published: 5 September 2019 - 6.24pm

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Steve Smith’s continued his mastery of the England attack in the fourth Test of the Ashes, passing three figures for 26th time and reaching a third double century against England.

Here, the PA news agency assesses how his average stacks up compared to the rest of his country’s top run-scorers.

1. Sir Donald Bradman – average 99.94 (6996 runs, 52 Tests).

2. Steve Smith – 64.64 (6788, 67)

PA Graphic
PA Graphic

3. Greg Chappell – 53.86 (7110, 87)

4. Ricky Ponting – 51.85 (13,378, 168)

5. Steve Waugh – 51.06 (10,927, 168)

Steve Waugh scored 32 Test hundreds
Steve Waugh scored 32 Test hundreds (David Davies/PA)

6. Matthew Hayden – 50.73 (8625, 103)

7. Allan Border – 50.56 (11,174, 156)

8. Michael Clarke – 49.10 (8643, 115)

9. Justin Langer – 45.27 (7696, 105)

Now Australia's coach, Justin Langer scored 7,696 Test runs
Now Australia’s coach, Justin Langer scored 7,696 Test runs (Ben Curtis/PA)

10. David Boon – 43.65 (7422, 107)

11. Mark Taylor – 43.49 (7525, 104)

12. Mark Waugh – 41.81 (8029, 128)