After almost 6 years, Smith’s record in ODIs is embarrassing, Pandya took the lion’s share
Australian player Steve Smith is counted among the legendary batsmen of the world. Smith, who started his career as a spinner, has won the hearts of cricket lovers all over the world with his batting. He has many records to his name. However, he has been facing poor form in recent times. Notably, he did an embarrassing performance in the ODI series against India which he had never done in the last six years. Let’s find out what the performance is…
In the final match of the three-match ODI series between India vs Australia in Chennai on Wednesday (March 22), Steve Smith registered an unwelcome record. Smith won the toss and decided to bat in this match. After Australia’s first wicket fell for 68 runs, Smith came in to play at number three. This time Hardik Pandya came to bowl the 13th over. On Pandya’s second ball, Smith was caught by wicketkeeper KL Rahul. This time Smith played only 3 balls and was dismissed for zero runs.
Hardik Pandya picks up his second wicket as Steve Smith is caught behind for a duck.
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With this, an unwanted record was recorded in Smith’s name. After almost 6 years, Smith was dismissed for zero in ODI cricket. Pandya did the job of dismissing him.
Smith’s ODI career
Steve Smith has played 142 ODI matches for Australia so far. He has scored 4939 runs at an average of 44.50 while batting in 126 innings. Smith has scored 12 centuries while making these runs. Also, 29 fifties have been scored.
A flop in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as well
Interestingly, Smith’s India tour did not go well. He could not perform particularly well in the four Test matches of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. He scored only 145 runs at an average of 29 while batting in 7 Test innings. In this he was dismissed 1 time for no runs, while his best score during this time was 38. Then in the ODI series, Smith scored only 22 runs in 2 innings. In this too, he was dismissed for zero in the third match. (After 6 years Steve Smith Scored Duck in ODI format)
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