On August 2, 2003, former South African captain Graeme Smith (Graeme Smith) became the country’s first player to open up a two-century at Lord’s Cricket Ground, thus making history.
The International Cricket Commission (ICC) adopted its official Twitter handler to show that Smith smashed 259 runs on this day a day and a half ago.
When sharing photos of Smith during the game, the World Cricket Management Agency wrote on Twitter: “259 runs, 370 balls, 34 four-pointers #OnThisDay, in 2003, Graeme Smith (Graeme Smith) Defeated the South African’s first heavy ton in Lord’s. The field scored the highest.”
-ICC (@ICC) August 2, 2020
The 39-year-old achieved a feat in the second test of Lord’s five games against England.
In response to England’s score of 173 in the first game, Smith broke the violent impact of 259 runs on the third day of the game, including 34 boundaries, repelling 370 goals.
In addition to the heavy tons, Smith also shared 133 booths with Husky Gibbs (49), shared 257 partners with Gary Costen (108), and Boeta Dipi Gnar (92) shared the support of 123 stops and South Africa’s strong for score was 682. Six announcements.
Subsequently, Makhaya Ntini won the five-door championship, Andrew Hall and Shaun Pollock each took two goals, and Paul Paul Adams also added a gate to help South Africa play England in 417 games in the second game.
Andrew Flintoff (142), Mark Butcher (70) and Nasser Hussain (61) are England’s leading scorers. South Africa won a huge victory with one game and 92 games.
Smith’s double-century in the game was also the second-highest score after Graham Gooch (Graham Gooch), who maintained a record of 333 points.
However, Smith maintained the record for the highest points scored by an overseas player from Lord’s.
As one of the greatest South African players of all time, Smith completed his cricket career in 2014. He conducted a total of 117 tests with a total of 9,265 times. Among 197 types of ODI, he performed 6,989 times and among 33 types of T20I. 982 times.