Stunning Smith 

Former Australia captain Steve Smith constructed a masterpiece and once again gave a solid account of his unrivaled skillset on September 11 (Sunday). 

Remarkable Knock 

On a sluggish and extremely challenging wicket, Smith's tenaciousness was on full display as he swaggered to a tremendous century against New Zealand in the 3rd ODI. 

The stylish batter, who thrives in adverse conditions, played a remarkable knock of 105 runs in 131 balls with the help of 11 fours and a six. 

11 fours & 1 six 

After his spectacular knock, Smith entered the top 5 list of batters with the highest batting average in ODIs at No. 3 (minimum 50 innings). 


In 73 innings at No. 3, Steve Smith has scored 3,548 runs at an average of 54.58. He has also scored 11 hundreds and 21 fifties at No. 3. 

5 | Steve Smith 

Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis averaged 55.50 in 80 innings in which he batted at the number three position. 

4 | Faf du Plessis 

Former West Indies swashbuckling batter Sir Viv Richards recorded an average of 57.57 in 51 ODI innings while batting at number three.

3 | Sir Viv Richards 

Former India captain Virat Kohli's record at No. 3 in ODIs is mindboggling. He has scored 10,228 runs in 199 innings at an average of 60.52. 

2 | Virat Kohli 

Pakistan captain Babar Azam leads the chart with an average of 65.44 while batting at number three position in ODIs. 

1 | Babar Azam 

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