Sydney, Jan 9: Australia captain Steve Smith continued to torment Indian bowlers and on Friday broke Sir Don Bradman's record which had stood for 67 years.
Smith notched up yet another half century against India on the fourth day of the 4th and final Test here at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) to surpass Bradman.
The right-hander now holds the record for most runs in a single India-Australia Test series. Bradman had scored 715 runs in 6 innings in 1947-48 for the record. Now, Smith ended the series with 769 runs (average 128.16) after scoring 71 in the second innings. This is already a new mark for a 4-Test rubber.
However, Bradman remains the world record holder with 974 runs in 7 innings (5-Test series), against England in 1930.
The 25-year-old Smith, who was appointed Test captain after the first match of the series following injury to Michael Clarke, smashed 4 hundreds and 2 fifties in the series. He had scored 117 in the first innings of this match. His scores in the series were - 162 not out, 52 not out, 133, 28, 192, 14, 117, 71 today.
Most runs in a single Test series (India Vs Australia) - Top 5 (all in Australia)
- 769 in 8 innings - Steve Smith (2014-15)
- 715 in 6 innings - Don Bradman (1947-48)
- 706 in 8 innings - Ricky Ponting (2003-04)
- 646* in 7 innings - Virat Kohli (2014-15) - Yet to bat in 2nd innings
- 626 in 6 innings - Michael Clarke (2011-12)