Bouncing back to form after series of poor scores Australia’s star batsman Steve Smith not only equaled Virat Kohli’s tally of 27 Test centuries, but also became the second-fastest batsman to reach the landmark. Smith achieved the feat on the second day of the third Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) .
Smith, took 136 innings to hit his 27th ton in the longest format while Kohli and former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar had taken 141 innings to achieve the feat.
Also, during the course of his innings, Smith surpassed Kohli’s run tally of 7,318 runs in the longest format of the game. The right-handed batsman now has 7,368 Test runs .
Legendary cricketer Don Brdaman is the fastest batsman to hit 27 Test centuries. He had achieved the feat in 70 innings.