Steve Smith Tennis Shot
Steve Smith Tennis Shot. Image Credits: Twitter

Australian batsman Steve Smith made an odd shot in the third one-day international between Australia and England. When the England bowler delivered a short ball, Smith freakily responded by playing a tennis-like smash.

The hosts had already sealed the series. Australia has won the first two games handily, and Jos Buttler will be seeking a consolation victory to round up the series.

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Smith attempted the shot when he was on 9 in the 42nd over of the innings. He scored 21(16) runs with two boundaries.

Due to two weather delays, the match has been trimmed to 48 overs for each side.

David Warner scored 106 runs off 102 balls in a 269-run partnership with Travis Head before being caught by Ollie Stone in the 39th over for the first wicket. Head was bowled three balls later for 152 runs off 130 balls.

Head and Warner’s stand at the MCG is the best in ODI history, surpassing Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting’s 225 in 2002.

David Warner and Travis Head
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England has tested all of the bench players with a clear plan for the forthcoming World Cup, and the batting lineup is expected to remain the same with some alterations in the bowling lineup. In the previous ODI at the SCG, they had little answers for Australia’s bowling attack.

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Meanwhile, Australia hasn’t had many questions to answer, and they’ll be pleased with the form of Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc. Marnus Labuschagne was back among the runs, and they couldn’t have had a better overall performance in the previous game.

Steve Smith has been in excellent form:

Steve Smith has been in excellent form over the last two games and has found himself in better positions as a result of his technique changes. The right-hander missed his century by six runs the previous game after attempting a glory shot to complete the feat.

Steve Smith passed 14000 international runs on Saturday. He has been in sublime form in the last two ODIs, scoring 80 and 94 to fashion Australia’s victory.

Steven Smith
Steven Smith. Pic Credits= Twitter

The right-handed batter, widely known as the greatest Australian batter of his generation, has scored 4896 runs in his ODI career, and 1008 runs in his T20I career. But his biggest success came while playing in the Baggy Green for Australia where he has a massive 8161 runs at a stunning average of 60.

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Steve Smith currently is Australia’s 9th highest runscorer and just went past David Boon. The top scorer list in Australian cricket is led by the legendary Ricky Ponting and he is followed by Steve Waugh, Michael Clarke, Allan Border, and David Warner.

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