Watch: Umpire’s Decision On Steve Smith’s Dismissal Leaves The Batter Surprised Against England

By Daniel S

November 22, 2022

On 22 November 2022, Australia took on England in the ongoing three-match ODI series at the MCG. Australia already sealed the series before this clash by winning the first two games. So, the Aussies were looking for a clean sweep while England were looking to avoid it.

Speaking of the match, Jos Buttler won the toss and asked Australia to bat first. During that innings, Steve Smith came out to bet after the first wicket fell at a score of 269 runs. In his innings, Smith got involved in a funny incident and the video has now gone viral all over the internet.

Here is the shared video:

Steve Smith scored 21 runs off 16 balls against England in the third ODI of the series

Speaking of the video, the incident took place on the 46th over of the Aussies’ innings. Steve Smith was batting while Olly Stone was bowling for England. On the fourth delivery of that over, Olly Stone bowled a short delivery which Smith tried to the off-side with a cheeky shot. But, Steve Smith failed completely and got a little tickle of the glove to the keeper.

As the ball reached Buttler, instantly, he came up with a gesture to call it as out. But, as the umpire was not raising his finger, Buttler asked for a review. Then, suddenly, the on-field umpire Paul Wilson raised his finger to send Smith on his way. Smith did not seem happy with such a decision-making style. Steve Smith scored 21 runs off 16 balls against England, including two fours.     

Speaking of Australia’s innings, they batted first and scored 355 runs for five wickets in 48 overs. The match got reduced to 48 overs each due to a short rain break. Both the openers, David Warner and Travis Head managed a solid partnership of 269 runs. David Warner scored 106 runs off 102 balls, including eight fours and two sixes. Meanwhile, Travis Head also smashed 152 runs off 130 balls, including 16 fours and four sixes. For England, Olly Stone took four wickets for 85 runs in 10 overs.