By the numbers | Steve Smith's stunning Ashes run-spree

Steve Smith (Getty Images)
Steve Smith (Getty Images)

Manchester - Steve Smith scored 82, his ninth successive Test fifty against England, as the Australia star's remarkable Ashes run-spree continued at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The 30-year-old, the world's top-ranked Test batsman, has now scored 671 runs in five innings this series at an average of 134.2 despite missing England's dramatic one-wicket win in the third Test with concussion suffered when he was struck by a 92 mile-per-hour Jofra Archer bouncer at Lord's.

This is former Australia captain Smith's first Test campaign since he completed a 12-month ball-tampering ban.

Steve Smith in the 2019 Ashes series to date:

Total innings: 5

Total runs: 671

Average: 134.2

Hundreds: 3

Fifties: 2

By match:

1st Test, Edgbaston: 144, 142

2nd Test, Lord's: 92, did not bat (concussion)

3rd Test, Headingley: Did not play (concussion)

4th Test, Old Trafford: 211, 82

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