Steve Smith, on Sunday, took a fine juggling catch to dismiss Mayank Agarwal and put Australia firmly in the driver’s seat in the ongoing Test against India in Brisbane. With Agarwal and Rishabh Pant being the last recognised batting pair, India needed the duo to put on a big partnership when they came out to bat in the second session.
However, Agarwal departed in the very first over after lunch when Josh Hazlewood made him edge one at the second slip where Steve Smith did the rest. The right-handed batsman went for a loose drive off a wide delivery and paid the price for it. While the ball was definitely there to be hit, all Agarwal could do was to manage an edge.
Steve Smith then took the catch in two attempts. The ball was over Steve Smith’s head and he did well to grab it on the first chance before the ball popped out of his hands. But before the ball could land on the ground, Steve Smith caught it to send back Agarwal for 38.
Here is a clip of the catch from Steve Smith:
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 17, 2021
Talking about the game, India were on 215 for 6 after 74 overs at the time of writing this report. Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur were fighting it out in the middle. Earlier in the game, Australia finished their first innings on 369 with Marnus Labuschagne’s century being their best effort. The four-match series is currently locked at 1-1.
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