- Steve Smith was able to score 211 and 82 in the match and he made the record of 671 runs followed by approximate innings of 134.2. The hundreds were also included.
- Justin Langer also summoned Smith, as he comes out with the top global test batting rankings and he returned after the suspension of 12 months because of tampering ball.
Manchester: Tim Paine, captain of Australia says that Steve Smith is one of the great players, as he won the Man-of-the-match award becoming the top batsmen in recent times. He is able to own victory against England on Sunday in the fourth test.
The home side came up with a tough target of 383 runs but they were bowled out for 197 only and Australia goes ahead with 2-1 up in the five-test series heading to the finale, which is to happen next week at the Oval.
The recent holders of Australia continue playing the Ashes services without worrying about the result in the final match.
The recent was a big success for Australia where Smith scored 211 and 82 runs making a record in the whole series. He came up with 671 runs in approximate 134.2 overs, which even included three hundred. They managed success despite their loss of one-wicket win against England in the third Test, which took place in Headingley.
In an interview with the Sky Sports Smith told that he does not know whether he has played better. He enjoyed his one year off and he got refreshed that helped him to get more inspiration. He says that would be doing the job for his team and he personally doesn’t enjoy watching cricket.
Paine even said that he understands the game due to which comes up with a great performance. According to him, Steve is the best player now and he proved it once again in this test series.
Justin Langer, Australia coach also feels proud of him, as he tops the test batting scores after returning from the one-year ball-tampering ban. He declares in front of media (Sky Sports) that he is the best fast bowler in the world and he is also the foremost test batsman scoring great runs.
He said that still now he though Viral Kohli was the best batsman because of the way he plays. But Steve Smith took it to another level.
His hunger for the game is amazing and he comes up as a perfect problem-solve. He is the best player at all times.