G.C. Smith

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G.C. Smith 259 v EnglandBack to boards

Graeme Smith hit the highest Test score by an individual player from overseas at Lord's, during the summer of 2003. 

The South African opener beat Sir Donald Bradman's 73-year record of 254, during day three of the Test versus England after his side had dismissed the hosts for just 173 in their first innings.

Smith's sublime score, which saw him hit a huge total of 34 fours, was the perfect foundation for South Africa to build a massive total to declare on 682/6.

The batsman's innings consisted of 370 balls while his knock saw him at the crease for 574 minutes which was ended by being bowled by James Anderson.

10 wickets in the match for Makahtya Ntini prevented England from staging an unlikely comeback in their second innings as South Africa comfortably won by an innings and 92 runs.

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