India vs Australia: Steve Smith suffers another ‘brainfade’ moment

Steve Smith completely misread the line of the delivery, as he shouldered arms to a ball that was not outside the leg-stump but around middle and leg.

By: Express Web Desk | Published:March 20, 2017 2:39 pm
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India’s premier left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja was expected to trouble the left-handed Australian batsman, courtesy of the rough patch that was created around the good-length area of the pitch.

However, it was the turn of right handed Steve Smith to get bamboozled by one of Jadeja’s quick left-arm deliveries. Smith completely misread the line, as he shouldered arms to a delivery that was not outside the leg-stump but around middle and leg. He didn’t take his front pad forward and lost his stumps in due course.

In the context of the match it was a huge wicket as skipper Steve Smith was caught in two minds. The moment was best described as a ‘brainfade’ moment. A minor lapse in concentration by Steve Smith led to his downfall. A visibly shocked Australian skipper had to walk back with Australia reeling at 63/4.

Meanwhile, at lunch on day five, the session in which Australia lost Matt Renshaw and Steve Smith in quick succession, Australia stood at 83/4. However, the Aussies still have some fight left in them but it will take a monumental effort from them to try to survive on a Day 5 track with just six wickets in hand.

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