Australian run machine Steve Smith on Monday surpassed Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag to become the fastest player to get to 7500 Test runs with respect to innings.
Steve Smith got to the landmark during his 55-run innings on Day 4 of the 4th Test match against India at Gabba.
The Australian batsman took 139 innings to reach the landmark, both Tendulkar and Sehwag had taken 144 innings to achieve the milestone.
Following Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag in the elite list are former West Indies batsman Gary Sobers and former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara who both had taken 147 innings to attain the landmark.
Fewest Innings to score 7,500 Test runs
139 - STEVE SMITH
144 - Sachin Tendulkar
144 - Virender Sehwag
147 - Garfield Sobers
147 - Kumar Sangakkara
148 - Rahul Dravid
Simultaneously, Mohammed Siraj bagged a five-wicket haul as Australia was bundled out for 294 on Monday, setting India a target of 328 runs to win the series at the Gabba.
Siraj missed two catches before picking up the wicket of Steve Smith for 55 in the middle session as India’s bowling attack kept taking the game to the Aussies.
Australian side was 243-7 at tea, with a rain shower forcing an early break, with an overall lead of 276 and a declaration seemingly on the horizon.
However, the home team continued batting when play resumed in poor conditions in the evening session, adding 51 runs for three wickets.
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