SPD Smith accomplishes a rare feat in the annals of Test cricket – becomes the only batsman to aggregate 750 plus runs in a series coupled with six or more fifties on two occasions.

SPD Smith’s aggregate at the end of Australia’s first innings at The Oval test against England read 751, while his 80 in this test represented his sixth fifty.  The feat of scoring 750 plus runs coupled with six or more fifties in a test series has been accomplished on ten occasions in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below.

No Player Team Oppn Series M Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 50+
1 RN Harvey Aus SAF 1952-53 5 9 0 834 205 92.66 4 3 7
2 CL Walcott Win Aus 1955 5 10 0 827 155 82.70 5 2 7
3 SM Gavaskar Ind Win 1970-71 4 8 3 774 220 154.80 4 3 7
4 MA Taylor Aus Eng 1989 6 11 1 839 219 83.90 2 5 7
S DCS Compton Eng SAF 1947 5 8 0 753 208 94.12 4 2 6
6 ED Weekes Win Ind 1948-49 5 7 0 779 194 111.28 4 2 6
7 GS Sobers Win Pak 1957-58 5 8 2 824 365* 137.33 3 3 6
8 BC Lara Win Eng 1996 6 10 1 765 179 85.00 3 3 6
9 SPD Smith Aus Ind 2014-15 4 8 2 769 192 128.16 4 2 6
10 SPD Smith Aus Eng 2019 4 6 0 751 211 125.16 3 3 6

SPD Smith’s feat provides the fourth occasion of an Australian batsman accomplishing such a feat. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Team Oppn Series M Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 50+
1 RN Harvey Aus SAF 1952-53 5 9 0 834 205 92.66 4 3 7
2 MA Taylor Aus Eng 1989 6 11 1 839 219 83.90 2 5 7
3 SPD Smith Aus Ind 2014-15 4 8 2 769 192 128.16 4 2 6
4 SPD Smith Aus Eng 2019 4 6 0 751 211 125.16 3 3 6

SPD Smith’s feat provides the third occasion of a batsman accomplishing such a feat against England.  All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Team Oppn Series M Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 50+
1 MA Taylor Aus Eng 1989 6 11 1 839 219 83.90 2 5 7
2 BC Lara Win Eng 1996 6 10 1 765 179 85.00 3 3 6
3 SPD Smith Aus Eng 2019 4 6 0 751 211 125.16 3 3 6

SPD Smith’s feat provides the second occasion of an Australian batsman accomplishing such a feat against England.  Both the occasions are tabulated below. MA Taylor was the other batsman. He had scored 839 runs coupled with seven fifties in 1989 series.

No Player Team Oppn Series M Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 50+
1 MA Taylor Aus Eng 1989 6 11 1 839 219 83.90 2 5 7
2 SPD Smith Aus Eng 2019 4 6 0 751 211 125.16 3 3 6

SPD Smith is the only batsman in the history of test cricket to compile 750 plus runs with the help of six fifties. Prior to his feat in the ongoing test series, he had accomplished the feat against India in 2014-15 series scoring 769 runs coupled  with six fifties.

No Player Team Oppn Series M Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 50+
1 SPD Smith Aus Ind 2014-15 4 8 2 769 192 128.16 4 2 6
2 SPD Smith Aus Eng 2019 4 6 0 751 211 125.16 3 3 6

SPD  Smith’s captioned feat was accomplished in four tests to provide the third occasion of batsman scoring 750 plus runs  with six fifties  in four tests.  All the three occasions are tabulated below

No Player Team Oppn Series M Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 50+
1 SM Gavaskar Ind Win 1970-71 4 8 3 774 220 154.80 4 3 7
2 SPD Smith Aus Ind 2014-15 4 8 2 769 192 128.16 4 2 6
3 SPD Smith Aus Eng 2019 4 6 0 751 211 125.16 3 3 6

SPD Smith is the only batsman in the history of test cricket to compile 750 plus runs with the help of six fifties in  four tests. Prior to his feat in the ongoing test series, he had accomplished the feat against India in 2014-15 series scoring 769 runs coupled with six fifties In four tests

No Player Team Oppn Series M Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 50+
1 SPD Smith Aus Ind 2014-15 4 8 2 769 192 128.16 4 2 6
2 SPD Smith Aus Eng 2019 4 6 0 751 211 125.16 3 3 6
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