1 Feb 2013

Smith to captain his 100th Test

10:03 am on 1 February 2013

Graeme Smith will become the first cricketer to captain 100 tests when he leads South Africa out against Pakistan tonight, which is his 32nd birthday.

The first day at Wanderers has been declared 'Biff Day' in a nod to the nickname that exemplifies Smith's dogged nature and bruising style.

Smith was propelled into the job at the age of 22 and in only his ninth test some 10 years ago.

His win ratio in tests is bettered only by the great Australian and West Indian sides of the last three decades.