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When Steve Smith reached his double century on the second day of the current Ashes Test, he was the first Australian to do so at Lord’s since another 5 foot 9 inch, right-handed New South Wales batsman 77 years before.
When Nathan Lyon bowled Kraigg Brathwaite in Jamaica in the second Test, he became the highest wicket taker of all Australian Test off-spinners. In doing so, he surpassed the 111-year-old record held by Hugh Trumble who took 141 wickets at an average of 21.78.
At 35, Adam Voges became the oldest Test century maker for an Australian on debut when he made a superb undefeated 130 in Antigua. In doing so, he surpassed a 95-year-old record of 31-year-old Herbert ‘Bert’ Collins, who made 104 against England at Sydney in 1920.
Western Australians Mitchell Marsh (211) and Sam Whiteman (174) rewrote the record books when they put on an amazing 371 for Australia A against India A in Brisbane on Tuesday.
When Sam Robson made his Test debut for England against Sri Lanka last month, he became the tenth English cricketer who had been born in Australia.
Chris Rogers became the second oldest Australian Test cricketer to score a debut century when he made his hard fought hundred on the second day of the fourth Test.