WATCH: Steve Smith takes a one-handed screamer to dismiss Hardik Pandya in 2nd ODI
Australian celebrity Steve Smith is understood for his athleticism on the sphere and is taken into account the most secure pair of palms. He confirmed it as soon as once more within the second One-Day International (ODI) against India, which is at the moment underway at Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.
Smith, who’s main the Aussies within the ODI collection after Pat Cummins couldn’t come to India following his mom’s demise, took an absolute blinder to do away with Hardik Pandya. All of it occurred through the tenth over of the Indian innings bowled by Sean Abbott.
The precise-arm pacer went for a 132.3kph seam-up ball which straightened from a wanting a great size, and Pandya tried to push at it. The batter acquired the thick outdoors edge and flew rapidly in the direction of the broader of the primary slip. For a second, it appeared the white leather-based would simply evade the fist slip fielder, however Smith had another plans as he tried a full-length dive to his proper and took a jaw-dropping one-handed screamer.
Right here is the video:
Catch of the century. Steven Peter Devereux Smith, take a bow. #INDvsAUS #Vizag pic.twitter.com/gfTOZzJ6Lx
— Mr. Cricket (@keerkit) March 19, 2023
Unreal catch by Steve Smith pic.twitter.com/MWMuNJmG7w
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Earlier, the vacationers received the toss and elected to bowl first. Each groups got here up with just a few modifications to their taking part in XIs. India made two modifications, with captain Rohit Sharma returning to steer the aspect after lacking the primary ODI as a result of private causes. Rohit changed Ishan Kishan, whereas pacer Shardul Thakur made manner for all-rounder Axar Patel.
“Each sport you play for India is a strain sport, so you bought to remain calm and make the precise choice. Two modifications. Ishan misses out, I’m again for him, Shardul misses out, and Axar is in,” stated Rohit on the toss.
Equally, Australia additionally got here up with a few modifications, with Glenn Maxwell getting changed by Nathan Ellis and Alex Carey returning to maintain wickets instead of Josh Inglis, who performed the opening ODI.
“It’s good studying for us taking part in on these surfaces. Ellis is available in for Maxwell, who has pulled up a bit sore and Carey is again for Inglis,” stated Smith.