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Ashes 2017: Steve Smith torments England bowlers to pick up second double ton

Australia captain Steve Smith appeared to toy with the English bowlers during the third day of third Test as he notched the second double century of his career.

Ashes 2017: Steve Smith double century

Steve Smith hammered his second double Test hundred of his career on Saturday to become the only captain to score a double ton in an Ashes series since Allan Border in 1993. This is Smith's first time to score a double hundred in Australia. The 28-year old batsman completed the feat in 301 balls with 26 boundaries and a massive six off England seamer Stuart Broad. It took him 459 minutes in the middle to achieve the feat. (Source: Reuters)

Ashes 2017: Steve Smith double century

Australia's captain Steve Smith celebrates reaching his double century during the third day of the third Ashes Test match. (Source: Reuters)

Ashes 2017: Steve Smith double century

With the feat, Smith becomes the only captain to score a double ton in an Ashes series since Allan Border in 1993. (Source: AP)

Ashes 2017: Steve Smith double century

This is Smith's first time to score a double hundred in Australia. The last time he reached double century was in an Ashes Test against England at Lords in 2015. (Source: Reuters)

Ashes 2017: Steve Smith double century

28-year old Steve Smith completed the feat in 301 balls with 26 boundaries and a massive six off England seamer Stuart Broad. (Source: AP)

Ashes 2017: Steve Smith double century

It took the Australian captain Steve Smith 459 minutes in the middle to achieve the feat. (Source: AP)

Ashes 2017: Steve Smith double century

Smith had earlier reached the figures of 190 plus- twice before but failed to reach 200. He was unluckily adjuged LBW on 199 against West Indies in a Test in 2015. He also got himself out on 192 against India in 2014. (Source: AP)

Ashes 2017: Steve Smith double century

Steve Smith and Mitchell Marsh stitched a partnership of over 250 runs to put Australia in the driver's seat. (Source: AP)

Ashes 2017: Steve Smith double century

On the same day, Steve Smith slammed his 22nd Test century and he also passed 1000 runs in the calendar year. (Source: AP)