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Steven Smith brought up his 22nd Test hundred

Australia v England, The Ashes 2017-18, 3rd Test, Perth, 3rd day

Steven Smith's glorious four-year run

Steven Smith is only the second batsman to get 1000-plus Test runs in four successive years, while his 20 hundreds during this period is the best ever

Rohit Sharma soaks in his third double-hundred in ODIs

Rohit Sharma and the art of pacing an ODI innings

Rohit Sharma's third ODI double-century highlights his exceptional ability to drastically switch gears after reaching his hundred, and do so in a relatively risk-free manner

Chris Gayle celebrates yet another T20 hundred

BPL final, 2017

Gayle smashes T20 sixes record

Stats highlights from Chris Gayle's sixer-studded hundred in the BPL final in Mirpur

Alastair Cook and Joe Root extended their second-wicket stand

Root, Cook, and England's overseas problems

England have floundered overseas in the last five years, and much of it has been due to Alastair Cook's poor form and Joe Root's inability to get hundreds

Nathan Lyon added Dawid Malan's scalp

Why Nathan Lyon is special

Fingerspinners have generally struggled in Australia, but Nathan Lyon has been a glorious exception

M Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara both reached their fifties after lunch

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Nagpur, 2nd day

Vijay-Pujara's outstanding home record

The pair average 89.09 per completed partnership in home Tests and have put together three double century stands so far

Ashwin gave the ball plenty of revs in the post-lunch session

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Nagpur, 1st day

Thirimanne the bunny, and Ashwin-Jadeja v Kumble-Harbhajan

The stats highlights from the opening day of the Nagpur Test include the Ashwin-Thirimanne history, the Jadeja-Ashwin partnership, Karunaratne's prolific 2017, and more

Ajinkya Rahane is bowled by Zafar Ansari

Can the away Rahane come home please?

He has been outstanding on tours, but his average at home has dropped to less than 37; the difference between the two is among the highest in Test history