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The two top innings of Graeme Smith

September 19, 2020

Written By,

Ankit Seth

In his career of excellence, Graeme Smith thoroughly justified his phrases. It occurred in 2002 when the ups and downs of Hansie Cronje were already happening in South Africa. Fans also thought that cricket in South Africa would not succeed for too long in cricket.

Then young Graeme Smith of South Africa went in not only with cricket but also with a view to determining how the team can be saved from being lost.

Graeme Smith was elected South African captain at the age of 22 who had not had much experience in his cricketing career. In 2003, the proteas also tried to recover from the matches.

The young flamboyant left opener from South Africa began his captainship and later he left the biggest South African side in Cloud Nine. A team that was nearly at one point over to the toughest side to ever beat with a decade’s biggest bowler like Dale Steyn, had a different image and scene. Graeme Smith did all the work a player dreams of doing.

In a very great career, he had taken his team to the first test side of the greatest captain in the history of South African cricket.

On the other hand, when people speak of the Ashes series, they might forget about some of the fiercest matches between Australia and South Africa under Graeme Smith Captain. In his research career, Graeme Smith has scored 9,265 runs in 117 games and won on average at 47,76. Let's look back at Graeme Smith's top test innings.

1) Graeme Smith scored 259 in 2003 at Lords

The 2nd same series test match and Graeme Smith smashed a further double hundred. Back two double hundred years ago, the South Paw age was clearly starting from the opening.

After winning the Toss South Africa invite the hosts first to fight, although in the first game the British fans predicted the same number of runs.

But then came Graeme Smith camp with the England star range in 173 runs before they played even 50 over’s in an innings with some of the best-class bowls of the South African frontline bowler Makhaya Nitini who picks up 5/75.

2) Graeme Smith scored 232 in 2008 in Chittagong

Another two hundred people from South Africa opener Smith has been a great talent in many respects and with great skills, like Mashrafe Mortaza, Shakib Al Hasan, Rafique, and Razzak against the successful emergence of Bangladesh. South Africa won the Toss and agreed to bat first and their openers announced that we won't go to bat again in the second Innings after setting the mark for the first 415runs wicket partnership and later 583/7 and announcing their first innings with the magistrate. Their results are now very significant for the second time.

The results were already evident with the knocks from their championship and the bowlers like Dale Steyn in their team, as Steyn took 7 wickets in a match and won in innings and 205 runs. In either of their hosts, the Bangladesh team never crossed 260 hurdles and lost their tests and a tourist series for a day.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth