Australia vs India: Steve Smith was bowled by Jasprit Bumrah in the 2nd innings of the 2nd Test.© ICC / Twitter
Steve Smith’s woeful run in the ongoing Test series continued after registering another one-digit score on Day 3 of the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Monday. Smith, who was sent off by Ravichandran Ashwin for a duck in the first innings, bizarrely got out in the second – thrown by Jasprit Bumrah. Smith did not even realize he had been fired and headed for a run before celebrations erupted from the Indian players. Bumrah herself was a little shocked by the ins and outs and had to be notified of the dismissal.
Check out the bizarre dismissal for yourself:
Smith has looked anything but his confident self in the two Tests he has batted in so far.
He was outdone by Ashwin in the first innings of the Adelaide Test – caught on the first slip for one. He scored an unbeaten 1 in the second innings after India posted 36/9, meaning Australia had to aim for a 90-run score.
Smith had hoped for a turnaround in fortunes at the MCG, but again Ashwin proved too hot to face in the first innings, with the Australian being caught leg-slip at 0.
The Australian star looked a little tense in the second innings with the Indian bowlers putting pressure back on. But just when he would have thought the rough patch was over, he found an unusual way to get out.
Smith is notorious for shuffling to the off-stump and cutting fast bowlers on the leg side, but as luck would have it, his usual process didn’t serve him well this time around.
Bumrah’s delivery was just against his leg bail and Smith had to make the long walk back to the pavilion after scoring just 8 runs.
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