WATCH: Harry Conway emulates Steve Smith by leaving balls strangely in Sheffield Shield 2019-20

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 25/02/2020

Harry Conway emulates Steve Smith: New South Wales’ seamer took leaves out of the state’s senior batsman’s book while batting.

During the 22nd match of the ongoing season of the Sheffield Shield between New South Wales and South Australia in Sydney, New South Wales seamer Harry Conway registered his highest First-class score as he and Jack Edwards (48*) stitched a 76-run partnership for the ninth wicket to provide their team with a late boost.

Coming in to bat at No. 10 in the 98th over, Conway put forward his batting skills in a manner that the opposition had to struggle for the penultimate wicket. Before getting out in the 121st over, Conway scored 31 (95) with the help of five fours.

The highlight of Conway’s innings was him emulating New South Wales and Australia batsman Steve Smith especially while leaving the balls outside the off-stump.

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Smith, who is known for his unorthodox batting technique, intrigued his fans by his unusual way of leaving the balls during the previous Ashes series in Australia. The 30-year old player continued to do the same during the last Boxing Day Test against New Zealand at the MCG.

As far as New South Wales’ innings is concerned, the hosts were bundled out for 373 in 121.4 overs after captain Peter Neville won the toss and chose to bat. Having scored 103 (191) with the help of 14 fours, New South Wales opening batsman Daniel Hughes top-scored for them.

South Australia fast bowler Joe Mennie, who eventually dismissed Conway, was the pick of their bowlers on the back of registering his eighth First-class five-wicket haul (31-5-103-6).

Harry Conway emulates Steve Smith

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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