Australia’s Steve Smith uncertain about Test future as he celebrates century against South Africa

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Australia’s Steve Smith uncertain about Test future as he celebrates century against South Africa

Steve Smith says he is unsure how much longer he will play Test cricket, admitting he is adopting a tour-by-tour approach to his future.

Smith remains at the top of his game, having scored 104 on day two of the third Test against South Africa at the SCG.

He now sits alongside Matthew Hayden — in equal third place — on the list of most Test centuries by an Australian, with 30, one more than Sir Donald Bradman.

Only Ricky Ponting (41) and Steve Waugh (32) sit ahead of 33-year-old Smith, who is playing his 92nd Test.

Earlier in the summer, Smith doubted whether he had enough time left in his career to surpass Ponting’s Australian record of Test centuries.

After helping Australia reach stumps on day two on 4-475, Smith said he could not guarantee how many more home Test summers he would contest.

“We’ll see. I’m enjoying it at the moment,” Smith told reporters at the SCG.

“I really can’t say how long I’ll play for. I’m not sure.

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