Steve Smith joins elusive list with back-to-back T20 centuries

SYDNEY: Sydney Sixers’ batter Steve Smith joined an elusive list of batters with back-to-back centuries in T20s following his unbeaten 125 against city-rivals Sydney Thunder in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) 12.

Australia’s veteran batter Smith carried on his red-hot form in the ongoing BBL 12 to rack up another century in the ongoing extravaganza as he struck a scintillating century in the Sydney Smash on Saturday.

The right-handed batter went berserk against the Thunder’s bowlers as he amassed the triple figures in just 56 deliveries and remained unbeaten 125 off 66, laced with six fours and nine sixes.

Notably, Smith had displayed alike performance in his side’s fixture against Adelaide Strikers on Tuesday when he piled 101 off 56 balls.

Following his consecutive centuries, Smith became only the second batter to achieve the feat in Australia’s BBL after Ben McDermott.

Notably, he also became the 10th player overall to score back-to-back tons in T20 cricket.

Meanwhile, France’s Gustav McKeon is the only batter with back-to-back centuries in T20 Internationals.

It is pertinent to mention that Smith’s astounding knock powered the Sixers to accumulate 187/2 in their set of 20 overs in the Sydney Smash.

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