Steve Smith played 3 balls in Chennai, but could not open the account.
Smith has been dismissed for 9 times in 126 ODIs so far.
New Delhi. Australian star batsman Steve Smith was dismissed for a duck in the third ODI against India in Chennai. He was dismissed by Hardik Pandya. However, Smith has ducked in ODI cricket on 5 occasions before this. When Smith was out for a duck before today, it was a matter of 6 years. In the last 6 years, Smith was not out on a duck even once. Last time Smith was given this wound by Pakistani bowler Mohammad Amir. Smith was dismissed in the 13th over against India.
Steve Smith came to bat at number 3. He played the first two balls and could not score any runs. After this, his catch was caught by KL Rahul on the third ball. Smith went back to the dressing room disappointed without opening the account. Smith was Hardik’s second victim in the third ODI. Apart from this, Hardik Pandya has hunted Steve Smith for the fifth time in ODI cricket. At the same time, Adil Rashid has dismissed Steve Smith 6 times in ODIs. Steve Smith was last dismissed for 0 by Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir in Brisbane in January 2017. Smith has been dismissed for 0 in ODI cricket only 6 times in his entire career, while he has played 126 innings in ODI cricket.
This series against India has not been very spectacular for Steve Smith. In his last Test tour of India in 2017, Smith scored 499 runs in 4 Tests, including 3 centuries. This star batsman could not perform as before in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2023. India had named this series 2-1. Smith scored only 145 runs at an average of 25 and failed to score a single half-century in 4 Tests. At the same time, Smith was able to score only 22 runs in 2 innings of the 3-match ODI series.
How many times did Steve Smith get out for 0 in ODI cricket?
Ajmal Shahzad vs England, Hobart 2011
Steven Finn James Anderson (run out) v England, Sydney 2011
Imran Tahir vs South Africa, Cape Town 2016
Trent Boult vs New Zealand, Melbourne 2016
Mohammad Amir vs Pakistan, Brisbane 2017
Hardik Pandya vs India, Chennai 2023
However, the star batsman was responsible for the astonishing turnaround that the Australian team made in the Test series. Because Pat Cummins returned to Australia after the second test. After this the world No. 1 batsman took over as the stand-in captain. Australia had lost the first two Tests under the captaincy of Pat Cummins within just 3 days. Australia bounced back after Steve Smith took over the captaincy and won the Indore Test by 9 wickets. At the same time, the fourth Test played in Ahmedabad was drawn. Smith has also led the Australian team in the ODI series, as Pat Cummins decided to stay back in Australia following the death of his mother.
FIRST PUBLISHED : March 22, 2023, 19:43 IST