Steve Smith grabs terrific blinder: The Australian batsman’s phenomenal fielding effort saw him dismissing the Kiwi captain.
During the second day of the first Test of the ongoing New Zealand’s tour of Australia in Perth, Australia batsman Steven Smith’s phenomenal fielding effort saw him sending back New Zealand captain Kane Williamson to the pavilion.
It all happened on the fourth delivery of the 23rd over when Williamson ended up edging an out-swinging delivery from Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc.
Smith, who was fielding at the second slip, went airborne yet again to grab a terrific one-handed blinder. Having grabbed numerous such catches in the past, Smith has added another supreme effort to his name.
Williamson, who came in to bat at No. 3 in the first over itself, sitched a 76-run stand with veteran batsman Ross Taylor before getting out on 34 (70) with the help of seven fours.
Starc, who made early inroads by dismissing New Zealand opening batsman Tom Latham (0) in the first over, picked a wicket to break a dangerous partnership.
After Australia captain Tim Paine won the toss and chose to bat yesterday, the home team scored 416/10 in 146.2 overs. All-rounder Marnus Labuschagne, who scored his third Test century on Day 1, scored 143 (240) with the help of 18 fours and a six to top-score for Australia.
Steve Smith grabs terrific blinder
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 13, 2019
How Twitterati reacted:
Whoa 😮 one of the finest catches you’d see in the slip cordon. Steve ‘Flying’ Smith. https://t.co/8xN5OBgUoz
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 13, 2019
What. A. Catch.
— ICC (@ICC) December 13, 2019
Because of the sheer volume of runs he scores, Steve Smith ability as a slip fielder is glossed over. One he’s taken just now to dismiss Williamson was just wow, wow, wow!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 13, 2019
We just saw Steve Smith fly 😳
— #7Cricket (@7Cricket) December 13, 2019
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