Australia’s star cricketer is showing his strength in T20. Smith, who is entering the ring as an opener in the Big Bash League, hit his second century in a row. Steve Smith, who is playing for the Sydney Sixers, scored a century in just 56 balls against the Adelaide Strikers on Thursday. It is noteworthy that Smith scored a century in exactly 56 balls in the match against Sydney Thunder on Saturday. Smith hit a six over long on off the bowling of leg spinner Usman Qadir and completed his third T20 century. The match was shortened to 19 overs due to rain. Sydney Sixers won the toss and batted first. With Gurinder Sandhi dismissing Philippe and Curtis Patterson in the fourth over, Smith led the scoreboard along with captain Moses Henriques. Batting till the end, both of them added an unbeaten 155 runs for the third wicket. Smith, who scored a century in 56 balls, then played faster and remained unbeaten with 125 runs in 66 balls. After the Sixers scored 25 runs in the last two overs, the team scored 187 runs in 19 overs. Instead, Sydney Thunder scored only 62 runs in 19 overs. David Warner was the top scorer for the team with 16 runs while Joel Davis scored 10 runs. None of the other batters could even score in double figures. With this, Sydney Sixers won by 125 runs. With this, the Sixers, who have won 8 out of 12 matches, have come second in the Big Bash League points table. With Smith showing interest in opening in T20s, Australia seems to have found another opener in T20 Internationals. Aaron Finch is unlikely to play till 2024 T20 World Cup. With this, the Aussies got the opportunity to send Smith as an opener in place of Finch. Smith stood opposite David Warner, Ishan Kishan and Shikhar Dhawan as the player who scored two centuries in a row in T20s. Australia are on a roll as Smith hits back-to-back centuries ahead of Border Gavaskar Trophy. The first Test between India and Australia will begin at Nagpur on February 9. India will qualify for the World Test Championship if they win the series 3-1 or 3-0. After the WTC final, Australia will face England in the Ashes series.