G.C. Smith

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G.C. Smith 107 v EnglandBack to boards

Graeme Smith secured his second place on the Lord’s Honours Boards when he scored 107 during South Africa’s drawn Test match with England in the summer of 2008.

After England had posted a huge total of 593/8d during their first innings, South Africa could only manage 247 all out in response and as a consequence, the hosts enforced the follow-on which returned the tourists’ skipper to the crease.

Sharing an opening stand of 204 with fellow opener Neil McKenzie, Smith lead his team from the front, hitting 107 off 207 balls – scoring 11 fours – before he was caught by Kevin Pietersen off the bowling of James Anderson.

Being one of four South Africans to get on to the Honours Boards during the Test, Smith and his side’s determination to get back into the match secured them a draw, as a total of 393/3d proved enough to prevent defeat.

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