27 Facts About Graeme Smith

1. Graeme Smith made a hundred in the 414-run chase at the WACA too.

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2. Graeme Smith is the subject of Arthur's favourite innings too, the unbeaten 154 at Edgbaston in 2008 that won the Test on the last day.

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3. Graeme Smith learned to handle this with remarkable patience and empathy.

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4. Graeme Smith was hard pressed to disagree, though he pointed out that Pakistan were ill prepared, a point with which Arthur could not argue.

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5. Graeme Smith is the most successful test captain in test history and the only captain to have registered 50+ test wins, having overtaken Ricky Ponting's 48 Test victories.

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6. Graeme Smith received his county cap at lunch on day 1 of the first championship fixture of the 2013 season against Somerset.

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7. Graeme Smith hit 105 in the Twenty20 Cup match against Northamptonshire, which is currently the 15th highest score in the domestic Twenty20 Cup competition.

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8. Graeme Smith has played county cricket for Somerset in the 2005 English cricket season, captaining the club for part of the 2005 season, and he scored a century in a tour match against the Australians in preparation for the 2005 Ashes series.

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9. Graeme Smith currently plays for the Cape Cobras but due to his international commitments, his appearances for them have been limited, his last game for them being in 2010.

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10. Graeme Smith captained his 100th career Test match on 1 February 2013, against Pakistan, on his 32nd Birthday.

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11. Graeme Smith appeared in his 100th Test against England on 19 July 2012.

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12. Graeme Smith was the overseas player and captain of English side Surrey.

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13. Graeme Smith held the position of test captain until his retirement in 2014.

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14. Michael van Gerwen and Michael Graeme Smith produced one of the finest matches in Grand Slam.

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15. Graeme Smith took the day off sailing to run the fund raiser at Willie Karabos XI won the regatta from Riga and Thorvalda (Steve Henley) with leading contender Ridgeway (Steven Shield) retiring during race one with gear damage.

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16. Graeme Smith praised India, and the captain Virat Kohli, on their recent away performances, while delivering the second.

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17. Graeme Smith tips Virat Kohli's 'superstar' tag to keep Test cricket alive.

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18. Graeme Smith feels superstar Virat Kohli can keep Test cricket alive.

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19. Graeme Smith had to recover from an ankle injury to face England in a three test series in 2012.

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20. Graeme Smith broke his Australian hoodoo by leading from the front and scoring 108, his first century against Australia.

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21. Graeme Smith was only 22 years and 82 days old when he captained his first match against Bangladesh, the youngest ever South African captain.

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22. Graeme Smith made his Test debut for South Africa in 2002 in Cape Town against Australia, batting at number three and scoring 68 in the second innings.

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23. On 1 November 2012 Graeme Smith was announced as the new captain of Surrey County Cricket Club starting in the 2013 season.

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24. Graeme Smith captained the team to victory on finals day to secure the Twenty20 Cup trophy, making 64 not out from 47 balls in the final.

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25. Graeme Smith has played for a number of cricket teams in South Africa.

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26. Graeme Smith played three Tests, and seven One Day Internationals for South Africa Under-19s, of which five were during the Under 19 Cricket World Cup.

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27. On the other hand, Graeme Smith led the Proteas in the 2011 World Cup.

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