India v Australia, 3rd Test, Ranchi, 1st day March 16, 2017

Steven Smith - 5000 runs, 19 centuries in 97 innings, 53 matches

Stats on Steven Smith's milestone of 5000 Test runs

Steven Smith reached 5000 runs on the first day of the Ranchi Test © AFP

3 Visiting captains to score two or more centuries in a series in India. Smith is the third to do so, in this series. The first was Clive Lloyd who achieved this on two tours - 1974-75 and 1983-84, two centuries in each. The other was Alastair Cook in 2012-13 with three centuries.

97 Number of innings taken by Steven Smith to complete 5000 Test runs - the joint seventh-fastest and third fastest for Australia after Don Bradman (56 innings) and Matthew Hayden (95). Among the six batsmen quicker than Smith, Hayden is the only one to play in the last 30 years.

Highest average at completion of 5000 runs
Batsman Mat Inns NO Runs Ave
 Don Bradman  36  57  5  5093  97.94
 Wally Hammond  59  97  13  5176  61.61
 Steven Smith  53  97  14  5041  60.73*
 Garry Sobers  56  95  11  5091  60.60
 Jack Hobbs  55  91  7  5047  60.08

*Smith's figures updated till Stumps Day 1. Figures of other players at the end of the match in which they reached 5000 runs

4 Batsmen who had average in excess of 60 when they completed 5000 runs (average at the end of the match) - Bradman (97.94), Wally Hammond (61.61), Garry Sobers (60.60) and Jack Hobbs (60.08). Smith averages 60.73 at the end of the first day. His average will remain above 60 even if he gets out without adding any more runs in this innings.

53 Tests played by Smith to reach the milestone - the third-quickest after Bradman (36) and Sunil Gavaskar (52). Overall, Smith is the 89th player to score 5000 runs or more and the 20th for Australia. His average is second only to Bradman among the 89 players.

19 Centuries for Smith, the fourth-most by a batsman at completion of 5000 runs (end of the match). Bradman scored the most (21) and Hayden and Gavaskar made 20 each. Sachin Tendulkar and Neil Harvey had made 18 tons.

159* The unbroken partnership between Smith and Maxwell - the highest fifth-wicket stand for Australia in India. The stand went past the 145-run effort by Michael Clarke and Matthew Wade in Hyderabad on the 2012-13 tour. This is also the biggest partnership of the series, eclipsing the 118 runs added by Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara in the second Test.

80 Runs by Maxwell in Tests before this match, in six innings, with a highest score of 37. He has doubled his career tally with unbeaten 82 in this innings. This is also his longest innings in international cricket. Maxwell's score is the highest for an Australia No. 6 since Smith's century in Centurion in February 2014.

Bharath Seervi is stats sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @SeerviBharath