Steven Smith is at the top of the world when it comes to Test batting. In fact, the pitch does not matter when the Australian skipper is batting. He can notch up the goods on any given surface. Smith was inching close to his second ton in the series when Ravindra Jadeja got Steven Smith out of his comfort zone, literally! In the ongoing Test, India won the first session but Australia fought back hard, courtesy a valiant partnership by Steven Smith and Glenn Maxwell.
But the incident that has got everyone talking is when Jadeja was bowling over the wicket to cut down on Smith’s scoring options. The score was 263/4 at the time when Smith tried to tuck a ball towards the leg side, only to hit it on the inside flap of his bat. The ball got stuck and Wriddhiman Saha was looking to get the ball back. That is when Smith realised he could be out. So, in order to avoid that, Smith went on the ground trying to keep Saha away from him. In the process, both fell on the ground, making it a hilarious moment and a moment that will be etched.
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 16, 2017
As we speak, Steven Smith has reached another ton, taking the number to nineteen and Maxwell, who has been included in the squad, is roaring to a maiden Test ton. This happens to be the highest score by an Australian after his captain Steven Smith, who got a 100 in this Test series.
Maxwell’s 73no is the highest score by an Australian No.6 since Steve Smith’s 100 against South Africa in Centurion in Feb, 2014 #INDvAUS
— Samuel Ferris (@samuelfez) March 16, 2017
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) March 16, 2017
So, sit back and relive the moment that could be the ideal comic-relief you are looking for.