Pakistan v SA

Smith on brink of milestone

2010-10-26 12:19
Graeme Smith (File)
Abu Dhabi - Graeme Smith is 93 runs away from becoming the second player ever to score 1 000 runs in T20 International cricket.

Because the T20 is a relatively new format of the international game the records are fairly modest at this stage. Brendon McCullum of the New Zealand Black Caps is the leader on 1 100 runs while the next best are Kevin Pietersen of England (911) and Smith (907).

JP Duminy, AB de Villiers and Jacques Kallis are the other three South Africans with more than 500 career runs to their credit.

Smith will get his chance to reach this milestone with the Proteas opening their tour to the United Arab Emirates with the first T20 International at Abu Dhabi on Tuesday (18:00 SA time) and the second at the same venue on Wednesday evening.

The leading wicket takers will also be in action tonight. Umar Gul and Shahid Afridi have both taken 47 wickets for Pakistan. Dale Steyn (29) is the leading South African while Morne Morkel and Johan Botha have taken 23 wickets each.
 

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