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Steve Smith's mountain of runs in 49 Tests

AAP logoAAP 2/01/2017

THE NUMBERS THAT SHOW WHY STEVE SMITH IS SUCH A RARE BATTING TALENT

*Will play his 50th Test this week and currently averages 60.63. Don Bradman, Herbert Sutcliffe and Jack Hobbs are the only batsmen to average 60 or better after 50 Tests

*Has scored 4669 runs from 90 innings. Bradman and Matthew Hayden are the only Australians to have taken less than 100 innings to register 5000 Test runs

*Didn't reach three figures until his 12th Test. Since that maiden ton in England he has averaged 72.30

*Has scored a century against every Test nation he's played against and performed well around the world. He averages more than 50 against every side except England (43.19) and Sri Lanka (41.16)

*The captaincy has been far from a burden for him. His average as skipper is an impressive 76.03

*Boasts the No.1 ranking on the International Cricket Council's Test batting charts.

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