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Steve Smith Was Furious At Usman Khawaja After His Run-out
By CricShots - Jun 30, 2022 12:17 pm
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Former Australian skipper, Steve Smith was seen getting furious at the Usman Khawaja after a horrible mix-up with teammate Usman Khawaja in fag end of Day 1 of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle on Tuesday. Australia finished with 98 for three on a day that witnessed 13 wickets fall as the visitors are now trailing by 114 runs. Nathan Lyon’s sensational five-wicket haul had helped the Aussies to help Australia bundle Sri Lanka for 212.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja

The incident took place in the 20th over of the second innings when the Lankan off-spinner Ramesh Mendis dished out a flighted delivery. Steve Smith missed the ball which crashed onto his pads and rolled to the offside. Smith immediately took off for a single and Khawaja responded to it as well.

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But the Khawaja pulled out midway, and Smith, who was well past the halfway mark, had no time to return back to the crease on time as Niroshan Dickwella collected the ball and threw it down to Kusal Mendis, who came sprinting down from short leg before chipping the bails off. Smith was left furious at Khawaja’s decision as he walked back shaking his head.

Here is the video of the run-out of Steve Smith:

Earlier, a brilliant spell of Nathan Lyon helped Australia bundle the hosts for 212. It was his 20th career five-wicket haul and ninth on Asian soil. The figure also helped him go past Sir Richard Hadlee in the all-time wicket-taking list to take the 12th spot with his tally of 432 wickets.

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Talking about his performance, Nathan Lyon said, “I was really proud the way we came back after tea and stuck to our plans and we were able to get the late rewards and knock them over. Saying that, I see this game as even, there’s still a lot of work to do.”

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