Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj angrily threw the ball at Australian batter Steven Smith as he moved from the delivery at the last moment. To kick off Day 2 of the World Test Championship, Smith quickly reached his century in the first over with two glorious flick shots.
But on the next ball, Steven Smith backed away as he had some issues with the spidey cam. Reacting to this action, Siraj was left frustrated and hence he angrily hurled the ball back at the batting end. Smith then was conveying to Siraj that the spidey cam distracted him as the Indian pacer went back for his run-up.
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After the incident, Smith continued to bat well before falling prey to Shardul Thakur at a score of 121. Post the wicket, Australia soon were bundled out at the score of 469 as Alex Carey added a crucial 48 with tail-enders. Aussies further continued the upper hand on the fixture with their bowling effort and reduced India to the score of 71-4.
Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja combined for a crucial partnership before the Gujarat all-rounder was dismissed by Nathan Lyon before KS Bharat finished off the day. Reacting to his team's bowling Steven Smith said, "Think hitting that six- to eight-metre length on off stump is important."
"We've seen a bit of variable bounce and seam movement, so if we are challenging the top of the stumps as much as possible that's the quickest way home. Can certainly get the outside edge from there when it seams away and bounces or takes off, which a couple have, then pads and stumps are in play with the ones which shoot low or seam back. About as simple as we need it keep it," he further added.