Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Watch: Steve Smith vents anger at Usman Khawaja after terrible mix-up during first Test against Sri Lanka

Australia batsman Steve Smith was completely pissed off after a horrific mix-up with teammate Usman Khawaja at the end of the first day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle on Tuesday. Australia finished on 98 for three in a day where 13 wickets fell for the visiting team’s 114 runs. Australia bundled out Sri Lanka for 212 before Nathan Lyon took a sensational five-for.

The incident happened in the 20th over of the second innings. Right arm off-spinner Ramesh Mendis took off. Smith failed to connect and the ball hit his pad and rolled to the off side. Smith immediately took a single and Khawaja replied to it. But the latter kicked out midway, and Smith, who was well past the halfway mark, failed to return to the crease in time as Niroshan Dickwella collected the ball and threw down Kusal Mendis, who Running down short leg. before completing the dismissal.

Read also: Nathan Lyon equals Shane Warne’s illustrious world record with a sensational five-wicket haul against Sri Lanka

Smith was furious at Khawaja’s decision as he walked back shaking his head.


Earlier, Lyon’s 5 for 90 helped Australia bundle out the hosts for 212 runs. It was his 20th career five-wicket haul and ninth on Asian soil. This figure helped him to overtake Sir Richard Hadlee in the all-time wicket-taker list and finish 12th with 432 wickets.

After dismissing the hosts after drinking tea at 191-6, Lyon said, “I was really proud of the way we came back after tea and stuck to our plans and we were very proud to be able to receive the award late and give them a chance.” was able to beat.” “Having said that, I see the game as even, there’s still a lot of work to do.”

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