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“Lucky I Was Ready To Hold On To It”: Steve Smith On His Terrific Catch To Dismiss Hardik Pandya In 2nd ODI | Cricket Information

Steve Smith took a shocking catch within the second ODI to dismiss Hardik Pandya.© Twitter

After registering a thumping 10-wicket victory over India, captain Steve Smith lauded Australia’s “excellent” bowlers and mentioned Mitchell Starc particularly with the brand new ball put Males in Blue below strain. Starc’s fifer adopted by Mitchell Marsh and Travis Head‘s brutal hitting guided Australia to 10 wickets victory with 234 balls to spare in opposition to India within the second ODI of the three-match collection at YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam on Sunday. Starc returned with a determine of 5/53 in eight overs, his ninth ODI five-wicket haul, as India was bundled out for 117 runs in 26 overs.

Smith was bowled over by the fast outcome, which was achieved with 39 overs to spare.

“Was a fast one. Solely 37 overs you do not see that too typically. Starc, with the brand new ball, put them below strain. It was a pleasant begin to the day. I did not understand how the wicket was going to play. There was no actual whole in thoughts. It was about going on the market and executing our abilities and hopefully placing Indians below strain, fortuitously, we have been ready to try this. It was a type of days and we have been on the precise aspect of it,” mentioned Steve Smith in a post-match presentation.

In reply, Australia wanted solely 11 overs to chase the whole down as they took aside India with some brutal hitting. Mitchell Marsh was devastated throughout his 36-ball 66*, smashing sixes fours and sixes every. Travis Head wasn’t to be left behind as he remained unbeaten on 51 off 30 balls.

“Simply that sort of a day when the nicks went at hand. The best way Head and Marsh performed in the beginning, they only stored going and we have been capable of bounce again after the final recreation. Do not know concerning the catch of the century. Good that I held on right now. Lucky I used to be capable of hold on to it. It was an enormous wicket, Hardik is an unbelievable participant,” he added.

Australia chased down the goal within the eleventh over of the match and levelled the three-match collection 1-1.

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