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Smith has been out for zero just 5 times so far.
The Boxing Day Test match being played between India and Australia is special in many ways. This is the 100th Test match between India and Australia. However, the match did not go well for Steve Smith, who averaged above 100 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
On the first day of the match, spinner Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed him at zero. Smith was out for a first down in the Test against India. Ashwin became the world’s first bowler to dismiss him at zero in the Boxing Day Test. He has never been out for zero in the Boxing Day Test before this.
Smith has been out for 5 times so far
With this Test, Smith has been out for zero in a total of 5 matches so far. Earlier, he was dismissed for zero against England in 2013, against South Africa in 2014 and 2016 and against Pakistan in 2014.
Smith did not even run in his first Boxing Day Test
Smith played his first Boxing Day Test in the Ashes series against England 10 years ago (in 2010). In which he scored 6 runs in the first innings and 38 runs in the second innings. Before the match, Smith had said, “My record in the Boxing Day Test is the best compared to all other Test matches. I like batting in Melbourne. ‘
Smith’s brilliant record against India
Smith has scored 1431 runs in 12 Tests against India so far. It consists of 7 centuries. He has been dismissed for 2 runs against Team India. His best score against India is 192, which he scored in 2014 in Melbourne.
India-Australia 100th Test Match
India has played 100 Test matches against Australia so far. Out of this, India has won 28 matches and Australian team has won 43 matches. Whereas, 27 matches ended on a draw and 1 test tie.
Australian team all out for Boxing Day Test for the first time
By the end of the first day in the Boxing-Day Test being played in Melbourne, the Indian team has scored 36 runs after losing 1 wicket. Also, Australia team was reduced to 195 runs in the first innings. This is the 5th time in cricket history, when the Australia team was all out on the first day of the Boxing-Day Test. Earlier, the team could score only 98 runs on the first day of the Test against England in 2011.