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Saturday, 16 December 2017 - 16:00
Steve Smith challenges Mathew Hayden's record
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Steve Smith continues to rewrite Test batting records, becoming just the second man in history to score more than 1000 runs in a calendar year on four consecutive occasions.

Australia's skipper breezed past the 1000-run milestone for 2017 on day three of the third Magellan Ashes Test in Perth having notched his 22nd Test ton and his second of the series.

In doing so, he became the fourth Australian after Matthew Hayden, Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke to reach 1000 in a year four times and the second worldwide after Hayden to do it in consecutive years.

Hayden achieved the feat five times in a row between 2001 and 2005, a record Smith could match if he crosses the 1000-run barrier again in 2018.

A short while ago, Smith was on 229 not out and with him was Mitch Marsh on 181 not out.

The 3rd Ashes Test is underway at WACA. At end of day 3 Australia was on 549 for 4 with a lead of 146.
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