We often see stunning catches on the field and one of the steller catches were seen during the second ODI where Australian player Steve Smith pulled off a binder. He was fielding in the slips and his stunning catch dismissed Hardik Pandya when he dived to pull that off on the bowling of Mitchell Starc as well.
However, Since the beginning of the match, Australia have chosen to bowl first, and their bowlers have shown their class, especially Mitchell Starc who claimed five wickets in the match. On the other hand, Sean Abbott was bowling the 10th over of the innings and Hardik Pandya was playing the second ball of the over. Abbott’s short of a good length delivery which seamed away, and Hardik Pandya tried to play it without any foot movement.
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But the delivery took an outside edge of his willow and went to the slips. However, it looked like the ball will go past Steve Smith, who was fielding in the slip but the Australian captain dived full-length to his right and flew parallel to the ground to take the blinder that sent Hardik Pandya in.
Here is how Twitterati reacted to the catch of Hardik Pandya:
Steve Smith, Whatyyyy Catch Unbelievable!!!😱
India are FIVE down!
— Muhammad Usama 🇵🇰 (@usama_723) March 19, 2023
🤯 An absolute Blinder from Steve Smith#INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/O3Uh4vFyB3
— On Drive (@Adityaaaaa10) March 19, 2023
Nothing just…. Starc behaving like starc & steve smith behaving like steve Smith#INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/0dpHm5p0Zd
— APKᶜᶦⁿᵉᵐᵃᵃᵛᵃᶦ ⁿᵉˢᶦᵖᵃᵛᵃⁿ🎞🎬 (@smithpraveen55) March 19, 2023
What was that Steve Smith..?
That's unreal. Absolutely madness.🔥
Most underrated fielder imo.#INDvsAUS #SteveSmith pic.twitter.com/xJlEq1ppwd
— Soumya Says. (@iamsrm12) March 19, 2023
What a catch by Steve Smith 🤯 pic.twitter.com/yWMIBoVTO8
— feryy (@ffspari) March 19, 2023
Name Steve Smith.
Role ::- Takes one hand dive catches 🔥🔥#INDvsAUS pic.twitter.com/GNaXcyW94n
— Hyderabad_khan (@khan__Hyd) March 19, 2023
Steve Smith you can't do that 😳🔥What a catch to remove Hardik Pandya 🥵 pic.twitter.com/iKDQuy7eVt
— Hassan Zahid | 🏴🇦🇪🇵🇰 (@Iam_hassan10) March 19, 2023