Ashes 2019: Cricket world erupts as Steve Smith hits back to back centuries in the Edgbaston Test

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Steve Smith’s complete dominance over England has gone to a new level with the former Australian skipper scoring another brilliant century in the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

Having carved out a brilliant 144 to rescue his side in the first innings, Smith once again proved a class above an England attack badly missing the injured James Anderson, turning his overnight score of 46 into 142.

Smith completed his 25th Test ton with one of his more aesthetically pleasing shots, driving Stuart Broad between mid-off and extra cover for his 10th boundary in the second over after lunch.

Even the pro-England crowd and the Barmy Army withheld their boos to stand and applaud Smith.

The 30-year-old has now become the first batsman to score twin Ashes centuries since Matthew Hayden posted 197 and 103 in Brisbane in the opening Test of the 2002-03 series, and the first in 22 years to achieve the feat in England after Steve Waugh’s 108 and 116 at Old Trafford.

Here’s how the cricket world reacted on Twitter:

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