Most centuries in Ashes Tests

Registering a century in the longest format is quite an achievement, however, to be able to attain the feat against a single team is a different ball game altogether. The Ashes is regarded as arguably the greatest rivalry in the history of the sport. Both sides have produced numerous exciting clashes over the years with certain players displaying fine performances both with the bat and with the ball. On that note, we take a look at the top three cricketers with the most centuries in the Ashes-

3. Steve Waugh | 10

The former Australia skipper often relished his time against the English side as he accumulated a massive number of runs. In addition to this, he also has the third most centuries with 10 in his account during his stint with the national team. Steve played in 45 matches in the Ashes and collected 3173 runs.

2. Steve Smith, Jack Hobbs | 12

In the second Ashes Test at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, Steve Smith carved out a delicate century (110 off 184 balls) in the first innings of the contest. In the process, Smith equalled Jack Hobbs’ record for scoring the joint second-most centuries in the history of the Ashes with 12 to his name. Smith attained the impressive feat in just 34 matches, scoring 3176 runs as of the first innings. Interestingly, England’s Jack Hobbs played in 61 Tests overall and got 15 centuries under his belt, with as many as 12 coming against the Aussies.

1. Sir Don Bradman | 19

The legendary Australian batter played 37 matches in the Ashes and got a record 19 tons against the Three Lions. With this, Bradman tops the charts in this elite list with most centuries by a player in the history of the Ashes. Maintaining an average of 89.78, the Aussie great got 5028 runs during his time with the national team against England.