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Century No. 30 for Steven Smith, a hat-trick of tons at SCG for Usman Khawaja

The stats highlights from the second day at the SCG where Australia piled on more runs against South Africa

Australia continued to dominate South Africa, on the second day of the third Test at the SCG. Usman Khawaja closed in on his maiden double-century after Steven Smith scored his first century of the series. Here are the top stats from the second day.
30 - Hundreds for Smith in Test cricket, the joint-third most by a batter for Australia. Ricky Ponting (41) and Steve Waugh (32) are ahead of Smith, while Matthew Hayden also has 30 centuries in this format.
162 - Innings Smith took to score his 30th Test century. Only one batter took fewer innings - 159, by Sachin Tendulkar. The previous fastest to 30 Test centuries for Australia was Hayden, in 167 innings.
8647 - Runs by Smith in Test cricket. He is now the fourth-highest run-scorer for Australia, having surpassed Michael Clarke (8643) and Hayden (8625) during his hundred in Sydney.
3 - Hundreds for Khawaja in his last three Test innings at the Sydney Cricket Ground. He is only the fourth batter with three consecutive Test tons in Sydney, joining Wally Hammond, Doug Walters and VVS Laxman.
4 - Test hundreds for each of Smith and Khawaja at the SCG. Only one player has more Test hundreds in Sydney than them - Ricky Ponting, with a total of six tons.
4 - Century stands between Khawaja and Smith in Tests in Sydney, the joint second-most for any pair at a venue. Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara lead the chart with seven century partnerships at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo. Among Australians, only Justin Langer and Ponting have had four 100-plus runs stands at a venue - the Adelaide Oval.
5099 - Runs scored by Smith while batting at No. 4 in Tests. His average of 67.98 at No. 4 is by far the highest among the 12 players with 5000-plus Test runs at this position.
1017 - Test runs by Smith in Sydney, only the sixth batter to achieve the milestone at this venue. During the Boxing Day Test last week, Smith also became the ninth player to complete 1000 Test runs in Melbourne.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo