Graeme Smith. (Photograph credit score: Paul Gilham/Getty Photographs)
NEW DELHI: On today in 2003, Graeme Smith turned the primary South African batsman to smash a double ton at Lord’s Cricket Floor.
Smith achieved the feat within the second Take a look at of the five-match sequence.
Within the first innings towards England, former Proteas skipper performed a knock of 259 runs off 370 balls studded with 34 fours.
His knock together with Gary Kristen’s hundred guided the guests to a mammoth whole of 682/6d of their first innings.
Earlier, England had been bundled out for 173 runs of their first innings. Makhaya Ntini bagged 5 wickets whereas Andrew Corridor and Shaun Pollock scalped three and two wickets every.
South Africa compelled the hosts to play follow-on and the aspect wad solely in a position to put up 417 runs of their second innings. South Africa received the match by an innings and 92 runs.
Smith’s knock nonetheless stays the second-highest innings performed by any batsman on the Lord’s within the longest format of the sport.
South Africa received the sequence 3-2 beneath the management of Smith.
England batsman Graham Gooch’s triple hundred (333) towards India stays the highest-ever knock by any batsman on the Lord’s Cricket Floor.
Solely 17 batsmen are in a position to rating a double ton within the Take a look at cricket at Lord’s Cricket Floor up to now.