Australia is already having an unassailable 3-0 lead in the Ashes 2021-22 as they have won the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. However, they still can’t take the remaining two Tests lightly. The Ashes is decided, but the 24 points of the World Test Championship are still to play for. Australia would want to take all 60 points from the series. The third Ashes test is currently being played at the Sydney Cricket Ground. However, the rain has been playing a spoilsport in the game.
Only 46.5 overs were bowled on the Day 1 of the game, whereas the second day was also been interfered with by the rain. Marcus Harris and David Warner combined for a half-century opening partnership, but that did not last long. Stuart Broad again took the wicket of his Ashes 2019 bunny David Warner.
Marcus Harris, David Warner, and Marnus Labuschagne all got starts, but they failed to make the most of them. James Anderson, Stuart Broad, and Mark Wood scalped a wicket each. But then, Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja combined for a brilliant partnership.
Usman Khawaja, who was laying his first Test after two years has looked good throughout. In the seriousness of the game, Steve Smith gave some funny content to people. Smith is famous for his extraordinary leaves and people just love the way he does. However, he had a brain fade moment during one of the leaves he made.
During the 2nd ball of the 84th over, Broad bowled a length delivery straight to stumps, but Smith completely misjudged it. The ball hit the pads of Steve Smith, but he got lucky that the ball seamed into him. Umpire decided not to give him out, but England reviewed the decision. However, Smith got lucky with the tiniest of the margins.
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Steve Smith although could not survive long, and got out on the last ball of the same over. Earlier, he left a ball of Stuart Broad that was going way out of the leg side in his trademark style. After Smith’s departure, Usman Khawaja continued his brilliant innings and completed his half-century.
Here is the video of the hilarious leave:
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