Australian star batter Steve Smith has completed the 14,000-run mark in international cricket. The veteran batter accomplished the massive milestone during the second ODI against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Smith, who is regarded as one of the finest batters going around, scored 94 off 114 balls in the contest which included 5 fours and a six. He has become the ninth Australian batsman to score 14,000 runs in international cricket.
Now in 288 matches, across 328 innings, Steve has 14,065 runs at an average of 49.52. He has scored 40 centuries and 69 half-centuries, with the best individual score of 239. His strike rate is 65.44 across all formats.
He has surpassed David Boon (13,386) to become the ninth-highest run scorer in international cricket for Australia. The top five run-scorers for Australia in international cricket are:-
Ricky Ponting (27,368), Steve Waugh (18,496), Allan Border (17,698), Michael Clarke (17,112), and David Warner (16,612).
Coming to the match, Australia opted to bat first and their innings are in progress.