Steve Smith scored 211 runs from 319 balls in the first innings of the match, which
was his third double century, all against England, see Best
Batting Performances, second in England, and first at Old Trafford. See Performances in England. Also, it was his second double
century batting at number four position, where he averages 81.55, see Players with Highest Average Batting as Number 4, and averages 93.65 when Australia
bat first. See Highest
Batting Averages for First Innings. Overall, Steve Smith has scored 6,788 runs, and his average of
64.65 is the second highest in Tests. See Highest Batting Averages for Players Batting 30 Innings. Steve Smith was
dismissed "Caught" by fielder for the 33rd time (31.4%), see Graphical Analysis of Dismissals against All Countries, and the Bowler Joe Root
claimed his wicket for the second time. See Analysis
of Dismissals against All Countries.
Australia defeated England at Old Trafford, and have now won 51, lost 52, and
drawn 67, in the 170 matches played between the two countries in England, see England v Australia, and won 8, lost 7, and drawn 15 of the 30
matches against England at Old Trafford. See England v Australia at Old Trafford.