Smith amassed his eleventh century against England as he played an unbeaten knock of 101 runs before the lunch was called on day two. Smith took 45 innings to get to this feat.
Only Don Bradman had hit most hundreds than Smith in Test against England. He had scored 19 centuries in 63 innings.
Before Smith, both Sobers and Waugh were the joint record holders in the second position as they scored ten centuries against England in 61 and 73 innings respectively.