Steve Smith has joined Virat Kohli in the freak category: Michael Vaughan

Former England captain Michael Vaughan said Steve Smith is just as incredible as Virat Kohli after the Australian captain once again bailed his side out of a spot in the Ashes.

Smith had scored a polished 141 not out last month to script Australia's opening victory over England in Brisbane. On Friday, Australia had lost David Warner and Cameron Bancroft early in response to England's 403 in the first innings before Smith stepped in again to steer Australia to safety at 202/3 at stumps on the second day.

He tweeted: "Just having a glass of vino I have decided Steve Smith has joined @imVkohli in the Freak Category ... an incredible player ... #Justsaying #Ashes"

Like Smith, Kohli also likes leading by example and finished 2017 with 2818 international runs including 1059 in 10 Tests.

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