A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Graeme Smith becomes seventh player to score a century in 100th Test match

Smith is only the seventh batsman to achieve this milestone

South Africa captain Graeme Smith has become only the seventh player in cricketing history to score a century in his 100th Test match.

Smith reached his milestone on the third day of the first Test against England at The Oval, which South Africa ended up winning by an innings and 12 runs.

The South African captain’s outstanding innings came to an end on 131 after he was bowled by Tim Bresnan.

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is at the top of the group of players scoring a hundred in their 100th Test match, since he scored one in both innings against South Africa at Sydney in 2006.

The complete list of players scoring a century in their 100th Test match is as follows (player, runs, team, opposition, year):

Colin Cowdrey 104 England vs Australia Birmingham 1968, Javed Miandad 145 Pakistan vs India Lahore 1989, Gordon Greenidge 149 West Indies vs England St John’s 1990, Alec Stewart 105 England vs West Indies Manchester 2000, Inzamam-ul-Haq 184 Pakistan vs India Bangalore 2005, Ricky Ponting 120 Australia vs South Africa Sydney 2006, Ricky Ponting 143 no Australia vs South Africa Sydney 2006, Graeme Smith 131 South Africa vs England The Oval 2012

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