Smith equals second-highest ratings of all time

Smith equals second-highest ratings of all time

Australia skipper Steve Smith has reached the joint-second highest ratings ever in the Test rankings after a series-winning 239 against England in Perth Test.

Current world number one Test batsman Smith has now 945 ratings to his name. This equals with England’s Sir Len Hutton, who achieved it 1954. Sir Don Bradman had 16 points more than these two. He had reached 961 in 1948.

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Smith reached 941 ratings, the equal fifth-hughest, after 141* in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane. However, he lost three points after the Adelaide Test with scores of 40 and 6.

But his 239 off 399 in the next game has taken his ratings to 945, increasing by seven points. It was his 22nd Test hundred and second double hundred.

Only six players in the history have reached more than 940 points in Test cricket.

Highest ever batting rankings:

1. Sir Donald Bradman (Australia) 961 vs India, February 10, 1948

2. Steve Smith (Australia) 945 vs England, December 19, 2017

2. Sir Len Hutton (England) 945 vs West Indies, April 3, 1954

4. Sir Jack Hobbs (England) 942 vs Australia, August 23, 1912

4. Ricky Ponting (Australia) 942 vs England, December 5, 2006

6. Peter May (England) 941 vs Australia, August 27, 1956

7. Sir Clyde Walcott (West Indies) 938 vs Australia, June 15, 1955

7. Sir Vivian Richards (West Indies) 938 vs England, March 31, 1981

7. Sir Garfield Sobers (West Indies) 938 vs India, January 17, 1967

7. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) 938 vs England, December 5, 2007


-Ruffin, Correspondent,

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