Often it is said that a batsman in form during a lengthy series is the most dangerous aspect of cricket. He can just carry on throughout and get an amazing run under his belt, certainly if the opposition is kind.
The fifth day of the third Test between Australia and India was set up to be a dramatic one. Rain however played spoilsport in the first session and delayed the declaration. It only came at lunch time as the hosts finished their second innings at 318 for nine at lunch and set India a target of 384 runs. The visitors finished at 174 for six with Dhoni himself holding fort at stumps.
If the third Test hung in balance at the end of day one, a man in golden form made sure that it wouldn't be the case at the end of day two. Steve Smith struck his third successive Test hundred, a second consecutive Test hundred in his second game in-charge and his 7th overall in a career spanning 25 matches, wherein he also crossed 2000 runs overall.