SPD Smith becomes the fourth batsman to score eight centuries against India

SPD Smith becomes the fourth batsman to score eight centuries against India

SPD Smith of Australia became the fourth batsman in the annals of test cricket to score eight centuries against India, when he scored 131 in the first innings of the just concluded Sydney Test. Others to score eight centuries against India are – RT Ponting, IVA Richards and GS Sobers. SPD Smith also became the second Australian batsman to score eight centuries against India after RT Ponting. The following table lists the centuries scored by these four batsmen

BatsmanNoRunsIOppGroundMon/Year
RT Ponting11251IndAdelaideDec 1999
 2141*2IndSydneyJan 2000
 32421IndAdelaideDec 2003
 42572IndMelbourneDec 2003
 51402IndAdelaideJan 2008
 61231IndBengaluruOct 2008
 71342IndSydneyJan 2012
 82211IndAdelaideJan 2012
       
BatsmanNoRunsIOppGroundMon/Year
IVA Richards1192*2IndDelhiDec 1974
 21422IndBridgetownMar 1976
 31301IndTrinidadMar 1976
 41771IndTrinidadApr 1976
 51091IndGeorgetownMar 1983
 61202IndMumbaiNov 1983
 7109*4IndDelhiNov 1987
 81102IndKingstonApr 1989
       
BatsmanNoRunsIOppGroundMon/Year
SPD Smith1162*1IndAdelaideDec 2014
 21332IndBrisbaneDec 2014
 31921IndMelbourneDec 2014
 41171IndSydneyJan 2015
 51093IndPuneFeb 2017
 6178*1IndRanchiMar 2017
 71111IndDharamsalaMar 2017
 81311IndSydneyJan 2021
       
BatsmanNoRunsIOppGroundMon/Year
GS Sobers1142*3IndMum-BSNov 1958
 21983IndKanpurDec 1958
 3106*1IndKolkataDec 1958
 41532IndKingstonMar 1962
 51041IndKingstonApr 1962
 6108*3IndGeorgetownMar 1971
 7178*1IndBridgetownApr 1971
 81322IndTrinidadApr 1971
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