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Steve Smith becomes highest Australian run getter in four-match Test series against India

New Delhi: Australia's marathon man Steven Smith broke another record in Test cricket after becoming the highest Australian runs scorer in four-match Test series against India.

Smith who scored 71 runs against India in the second innings of the fourth Test match in Sydney on Friday, has scored 770 runs in the series. He overtook former Australian legends Sir Donald Bradman (725 runs) and Ricky Ponting (702 runs), to register the highest score in a four-match Test series against India.

He also became the second highest run-getter against India in a Test series. Former West Indies batsman Everton Weekes had scored 779 runs against India in a five-match series in 1948/49.

The 25-year-old Aussie skipper, also became the third highest run getter by a batsman playing a minimum of four matches in a Test series. Sir Vivian Richards who scored 829 runs against England in 1976 is the highest scorer. He is followed by former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar who managed to score 774 runs against the West Indies in 1971.

Smith has been a revelation for Australia this series and has notched four centuries alongside two fifties. He has managed to score a ton in every match of the series, with his highest knock being 192 in the third Test in Melbourne.

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