Steve Smith fielding save: The Australian player made amends after dropping an easy catch to give the opposition captain a reprieve.
During the third T20I of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia in Sydney, Australia batsman Steven Smith proved his prowess on the field after he saved as many as four runs for his team on the back of a jaw-dropping effort.
Similar to what India batsman Sanju Samson did in the first innings, Smith timed his jump to perfection at long-on to save a boundary against India captain Virat Kohli’s big shot off Australia spinner Mitchell Swepson.
Smith, who had previously dropped Kohli at deep mid-wicket in the third over, made some amends but would still be worried with the right-hand batsman completing his 25th T20I half-century in a 187-run chase.
It is worth mentioning that Smith took a catch to dismiss Samson (10) on a delivery before saving four runs. With India all-rounder Hardik Pandya joining his skipper in the middle, we have a certain match on our hands with India needing 76 runs in the last five overs.
After Kohli won the toss and chose to field, Australia posted a competitive 186/5 in 20 overs on the back of individual half-centuries from vice-captain Matthew Wade (80) and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell (54). With the bat in one hand, Smith couldn’t leave an impact with his 24 (23) inclusive of a lone boundary.
With bowling figures of 4-0-34-2, India all-rounder Washington Sundar was the pick of their bowlers.
Steve Smith fielding save vs India
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— ICC (@ICC) December 8, 2020
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