Is there anything that Steve Smith cannot do on a cricket field? The cricketing fraternity is running out of words to describe the Australian’s brilliance and he is showing absolutely no signs of making a difference on the cricket field on a constant basis.
After starring with the bat, Steve Smith came up with a sensational catch to give Australia an important breakthrough in the ongoing second ODI against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). After losing their openers Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal in quick succession, India’s chase was finally on track thanks to Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer.
A well made half-century for @imVkohli in the 2nd ODI.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 29, 2020
But just when it looked like the duo are well set and could turn things around for India, Steve Smith made his presence felt. The former Australia skipper took a stunning diving catch to send back Iyer and end the 93-run stand. Iyer departed after scoring 38 off 36 balls.
On the first ball of the 24th over bowled by Moises Henriques, Iyer went for a pull shot on a slower short delivery towards mid-on. It looked like he would easily clear the man at that fielding position but Steve Smith had some other ideas. The Australia star flew to his right and took a stunning catch.
Here is a clip of the catch:
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 29, 2020
Earlier in the game, Steve Smith scored a 62-ball ton for the second game in a row to power the hosts to a huge total of 389 for 4 in the allotted 50 overs. Apart from Smith, David Warner (83), Aaron (60), Marnus Labuschagne (70) and Glenn Maxwell (63) also impressed with the bat.
Australia are leading the three-match series after winning the first ODI at the same venue by 66 runs. After scoring 374 for 6, the hosts had managed to restrict the visitors to 308 for 8.
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