The Ashes: Steven Smith relieved after completing maiden ton at The Oval

For Steven Smith, a first hundred in his 12-Test career was all the more welcome as he'd fallen 11 runs short during the drawn third Ashes match Old Trafford.

updated: August 23, 2013 10:35 IST
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Steven Smith's maiden Test hundred ensured Australia maintained their grip on the Ashes finale at The Oval on Thursday. (Day 2 highlights)

Smith's 138 not out powered Australia to an imposing first innings total of 492 for nine declared on the second day as they sought a consolation win after England had already taken the series at 3-0 up.

When bad light ended play for the day, England were 32 without loss, a deficit of 460 runs.

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