List of international cricket centuries by Graeme Smith

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A bespectacled Graeme Smith is seen wearing the South African jersey
Graeme Smith's five double centuries is a record for South Africa

Graeme Smith is a retired South African cricketer who played international cricket between 2002 and 2014.[1] In a career spanning 12 years, he made centuries (100 or more runs in a single innings) on 27 and 10 occasions in Test and One Day International (ODI) matches respectively. His tally of 37 international centuries places him behind only Jacques Kallis among his countrymen as of May 2014.[2]

Smith made his Test and ODI debuts against Australia during the 2001–02 home series.[3][4] His maiden century—200 against Bangladesh—came in October 2002. During South Africa's tour of England in 2003, he scored double centuries—277 at Edgbaston and 259 at Lord's—in consecutive Tests.[5] Smith's performances in the season led to him being named one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2004.[6] His three centuries in consecutive Tests were instrumental in ensuring South Africa's series win against the West Indies in 2005. In Tests, Smith made centuries against all teams except India and Sri Lanka. He was most successful against England with seven centuries.[7] With five double centuries he leads the list among South African cricketers as of May 2014.[8] Smith's four centuries in the fourth innings of a Test match is the highest by any player as of May 2014.[9] Of his 27 Test centuries, 25 came while captaining the side, and South Africa lost none of its matches on any such instance.[10]

Smith's first ODI century came in 2005, three years after his international debut.[11] He went on to score four more centuries the same year, the second most by a South African.[a] Smith's highest score in ODIs was 141, which he made against England in September 2009. In ODIs, he made centuries against eight different opponents, with three of them scored at venues outside South Africa.[11] Between his debut Twenty20 International and final one in 2005, Smith played 33 matches in the format without scoring a century; his highest score of 89 not out was made against Australia in February 2006.[13]

Key[edit]

Symbol Meaning
* Remained not out
dagger Man of the match
double-dagger Captained the South African cricket team
Pos. Position in the batting order
Inn. The innings of the match
Test The number of the Test match played in that series
H/A/N Venue was at home (South Africa), away or neutral
Date Date the match was held, or the starting date of match for Test matches
Lost The match was lost by South Africa.
Won The match was won by South Africa.
Drawn The match ended in a draw.
S/R Strike rate during the innings

Test centuries[edit]

Centuries in Test cricket
No. Score Against Pos. Inn. Test Venue H/A/N Date Result Ref
1 200 dagger  Bangladesh 1 1 1/2 Buffalo Park, East London Home 18 October 2002 Won [14]
2 151  Pakistan 1 1 2/2 Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town Home 2 January 2003 Won [15]
3 277 double-dagger dagger  England 1 1 1/5 Edgbaston, Birmingham Away 24 July 2003 Drawn [16]
4 259 double-dagger dagger  England 1 2 2/5 Lord's, London Away 1 August 2003 Won [17]
5 132 double-dagger  West Indies 1 1 1/4 New Wanderers, Johannesburg Home 12 December 2003 Won [18]
6 139 double-dagger  West Indies 1 1 4/4 SuperSport Park, Centurion Home 16 January 2004 Won [19]
7 125* double-dagger  New Zealand 1 4 3/3 Basin Reserve, Wellington Away 30 March 2004 Won [20]
8 121 double-dagger  Zimbabwe 1 2 1/2 Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town Home 4 March 2005 Won [21]
9 148 double-dagger  West Indies 1 2 2/4 Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad Away 10 April 2005 Won [22]
10 104 double-dagger  West Indies 1 2 3/4 Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados Away 22 April 2005 Won [23]
11 126 double-dagger  West Indies 2 1 4/4 Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's, Antigua Away 29 April 2005 Drawn [24]
12 133 double-dagger  Pakistan 1 3 2/2 Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore Away 11 October 2007 Drawn [25]
13 147 double-dagger  West Indies 1 2 3/3 Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban Home 10 January 2008 Won [26]
14 232 double-dagger dagger  Bangladesh 2 1 2/2 Chittagong Divisional Stadium, Chittagong Away 29 February 2008 Won [27]
15 107 double-dagger  England 1 3 1/4 Lord's, London Away 13 July 2008 Drawn [28]
16 154* double-dagger  England 1 4 3/4 Edgbaston, Birmingham Away 2 August 2008 Won [29]
17 157 double-dagger dagger  Bangladesh 1 1 1/2 Chevrolet Park, Bloemfontein Home 19 November 2008 Won [30]
18 108 double-dagger  Australia 1 4 1/3 WACA Ground, Perth Away 20 December 2008 Won [31]
19 183 double-dagger  England 2 3 3/4 Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town Home 5 January 2010 Drawn [32]
20 105 double-dagger  England 1 2 4/4 Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg Home 15 January 2010 Won [33]
21 132 double-dagger  West Indies 1 1 2/3 Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis Away 18 June 2010 Drawn [34]
22 100 double-dagger  Pakistan 1 1 1/2 DSC Cricket Stadium, Dubai Neutral 12 November 2010 Drawn [35]
23 101* double-dagger  Australia 1 4 1/2 Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town Home 11 November 2011 Won [36]
24 115 double-dagger  New Zealand 2 3 1/3 University Oval, Dunedin Away 9 March 2012 Drawn [37]
25 131 double-dagger  England 1 2 1/3 Kennington Oval, London Away 19 July 2012 Won [38]
26 122 double-dagger  Australia 1 2 2/3 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Away 24 November 2012 Drawn [39]
27 234 double-dagger dagger  Pakistan 2 2 2/2 DSC Cricket Stadium, Dubai Neutral 24 October 2013 Won [40]

One-Day International centuries[edit]

Centuries in One Day Internationals
No. Score Against Pos. Inn. S/R Venue H/A/N Date Result Ref
1 105 double-dagger dagger  England 1 2 80.15 Sahara Oval St George's, Port Elizabeth Home 4 February 2005 Won [41]
2 115* double-dagger  England 1 1 87.78 Buffalo Park, East London Home 9 February 2005 Won [42]
3 117 double-dagger dagger  Zimbabwe 1 1 90.69 Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban Home 27 February 2005 Won [43]
4 103 double-dagger dagger  West Indies 1 2 100.98 Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica Away 7 May 2005 Won [44]
5 134* double-dagger dagger  India 1 2 108.06 Eden Gardens, Kolkata Away 25 November 2005 Won [45]
6 119* double-dagger dagger  Australia 1 2 95.96 SuperSport Park, Centurion Home 26 February 2006 Won [46]
7 103* double-dagger dagger  Bangladesh 2 2 87.28 Chittagong Divisional Stadium, Chittagong Away 9 March 2008 Won [47]
8 141 double-dagger  England 1 2 105.22 SuperSport Park, Centurion Home 27 September 2009 Lost [48]
9 125  Sri Lanka 1 1 87.41 New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg Home 22 January 2012 Lost [49]
10 116 dagger  New Zealand 2 2 89.23 Senwes Park, Potchefstroom Home 25 January 2013 Won [50]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The position is jointly held with AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla.[12]

References[edit]

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