Steve Smith has a habit of performing with the bat in his hand but this time he has done it with the red ball. During the Marsh Sheffield Shield 2019-20 match against Western Australia, Steve Smith bagged his first wicket of the game. New South Wales were being frustrated by the duo of Ashton Agar and Josh Inglis and their defensive approach, so to break this partnership Steve Smith was introduced by skipper Peter Neville and the 30-year old obliged by getting rid of the very dangerous Josh Inglis, who was nearing his half-century. Steve Smith Gets Dismissed in Absolute Strange Manner in Ongoing Marsh Sheffield Shield 2019–20, Australian Star Distorted by Decision (Watch Video).
The No.1 test batsmen was in the limelight during this match not only for his batting prowess but for his bowling performance. After scoring the slowest ton of his first-class career, Smith got his first wicket in the New South Wales vs Western Australia clash. Josh Inglis got out in the most bizarre fashion. Smith was brought into the attack by skipper Peter Neville to break the eight-wicket partnership of Ashton Agar and Josh Inglis. Steve Smith bowled a full-length delivery outside off-stump and the Western Australia batsmen went for a drive. He couldn’t find the gap but hit silly mid-off fielder with his shot. On the rebound, short leg fielder Nick Larkin saw the ball go up in the air and completed the cath. The 24-yer old look disheartened as walked back to the dressing room. Steve Smith Registers His Slowest First-Class Ton Against Western Australia in Marsh Sheffield Shield 2019–20.
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Steve Smith has a wicket... in bizarre (and lucky) circumstances!
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Smith took one wicket in this innings in a six-over spell which included two maidens as well. Steve Smith himself was dismissed in a strange manner in this match and was fined 25 percent of his match fees for the reaction after his dismissal. The 30-year old will play in the two-match test series against Pakistan which will start on November 21, 2019.