The 45th match in the BBL 2022/23 is currently ongoing between Sydney Sixers & Adelaide Strikers in which Adelaide Strikers won the toss and elected to field first. Both teams are competing to be among the top two teams in Big Bash this season where Sixers are currently sitting in the 2nd spot with 15 points while the Strikers are in the 4th spot & got 10 points till now.
Smith’s Maiden Century in BBL
Steve Smith is currently playing for the Sixers after getting free from International duties and today he created history after achieving his first-ever century at the Big Bash. He came to the crease very early as Josh Philippe lost his wicket by scoring only one run. Today luck surely was with Smith as he survived the bowled-off Conway when he was just on 2 runs. Ball did hit the wicket but no bails came off even the light didn’t come off so he survived an early scare immediately after this he smashed Conway off six which indicated today seems to be the lucky day for Smith to make it count.
Smith scored 101 runs off just 56 deliveries with five fours and seven sixes in his innings. He scored his maiden BBL ton with an amazing strike rate of 180.35 which helped the Sixers reach a big total of 203 runs in the allotted 20 overs.
The unique thing about Smith’s century today as he started his innings with a six and he completed his innings with a six as well before getting run out.
Overall Stats in BBL
Steve Smith played his debut game in 2011 and in this season it was only the 2nd game he is playing for the Sixers due to his international commitments. In the first match against Perth Scorchers, he scored a 27-ball 36 runs knock, and today he scored a mind-blowing 101-run knock.
Smith now has 756 runs in 26 BBL games with one century along with five half-centuries.
Overall T20 Stats
Smith has so far scored 4,941 runs in the T20 format in 237 appearances at an average of 30.12. His strike rate is also decent for this format as he has scored runs at 126.01 SR. In T20 Internationals, the top-rated Australian batter has so far scored 1,008 runs in 63 matches at an average of 25.2 which is also decent enough.
Today’s century was the 2nd century in T20 format from Smith along with his 21 half-centuries in this format.