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A modern-day great and part of the Fab Four, Australian cricketer Steve Smith is arguably the best Test batter of his generation.

Named the ICC Men’s Test Player of the Decade, Steve Smith averages close to 60 in red-ball cricket and has been a linchpin in Australia’s Test team ever since his debut in the format against Pakistan in July 2010.

The former Australian Test skipper has made 32 tons in the red-ball format. His first hundred in the format came against England in the fifth Test of the 2013 Ashes series.

Overall, he has scored 32 Test hundreds with his highest score being 239 against England in the 2017-18 Ashes series.

The number 1 Test batter in the ICC rankings for the years 2015, 2016, and 2017, Smith also holds the record for the second-highest rating of all-time in the Test ranking with a rating of 947, behind only Sir Don Bradman.

He has scored over 9,000 Test runs so far and is averaging close to 60 in the format. The right-handed batter now has 32 Test hundreds, which is the joint second-highest among Australians with Steve Waugh.

Only Ricky Ponting with 41 Test tons has scored more hundreds than Steve Smith among Australians.

A reliable performer both at home and in away conditions, Steve Smith has registered Test tons in 18 different venues with 13 of them coming outside Australia and five at home.

Most of his Test hundreds have come against England as he’s recorded 12 tons versus the Three Lions. 

As many as 21 of Steve Smith’s Test tons have come in winning causes, while three have come in defeats and eight have come in draws.

The years 2015 and 2017 were his most prolific in terms of Test hundreds made with the right-hander scoring six centuries each in both years. 

On a side note, he has also recorded 12 centuries in the ODI format. However, we have a look at the list of Steve Smith’s centuries in Test cricket.

Steve Smith centuries in Tests

Century no. 

Score

Against 

Venue

Year

Result

1

138

England

The Oval, London

2013

Draw

2

111

England

WACA Ground, Perth

2013

Won

3

115

England

SCG, Sydney

2014

Won

4

100

South Africa

SuperSport Park, Centurion

2014

Won

5

162*

India

Adelaide Oval

2014

Won

6

133

India

The Gabba, Brisbane

2014

Won

7

192

India

MCG, Melbourne

2014

Draw

8

117

India

SCG, Sydney

2015

Draw

9

199

West Indies

Sabina Park, Kingston

2015

Won

10

215

England

Lord’s, London

2015

Won

11

143

England

The Oval, London

2015

Won

12

138

New Zealand

WACA Ground, Perth

2015

Draw

13

134*

West Indies

MCG, Melbourne

2015

Won

14

138

New Zealand

Hagley Oval, Christchurch

2016

Won

15

119

Sri Lanka

Singhalese Sports Club, Colombo

2016

Lost

16

130

Pakistan

The Gabba, Brisbane

2016

Won

17

165*

Pakistan

MCG, Melbourne

2016

Won

18

109

India

Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

2017

Won

19

178*

India

JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi

2017

Draw

20

111

India

HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala

2017

Lost

21

141*

England

The Gabba, Brisbane

2017

Won

22

239

England

WACA Ground, Perth

2017

Won

23

102*

England

MCG, Melbourne

2017

Draw

24

144

England

Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham

2019

Won

25

142

England

Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham

2019

Won

26

211

England

Old Trafford, Manchester

2019

Won

27

131

India

SCG, Sydney

2021

Draw

28

145*

Sri Lanka 

Galle Internation Stadium

2022

Lost

29

200*

West Indies

Perth Stadium

2022

Won 

30

104

South Africa

SCG, Sydney

2023

Draw

31

121

India

The Oval, London

2023

Won

32

110

England

Lord’s, London

2023

Won

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