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Graeme Craig Smith is a South African cricketer and captain of the South African cricket team Test Match side.
For his captaincy he succeeded Shaun Pollock after the 2003 Cricket World Cup.
He was succeeded as captain of the ODI side by AB de Villiers after the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
A tall, left-handed opening batsman, on the 2003 South African tour of England he made double centuries in consecutive Test matches:
He made double centuries in consecutive Test matches:
277 at Edgbaston...
The 259 is the highest score made at Lord's by a foreign player.
He is known for the success of his opening partnership with Herschelle Gibbs, South Africa's most prolific ever opening partnership.
Smith has the distinction of having been part of all four of South Africa's opening partnerships of over 300 runs.
In three of them he was partnered by Gibbs...
...and in 2008 Smith added 415 for the first wicket with Neil McKenzie against Bangladesh, a world record opening partnership.