Sydney Sixers’ batter Steve Smith was in impeccable form on Tuesday as the batter hit a century while playing against Adelaide Strikers in a Big Bash League match. Smith scored 101 runs off 56 balls while opening the innings for Sixers. The star batter hit five boundaries and seven sixes in his inning. Along with timing and placement, Smith also had luck favouring him. The batter survived two close calls early in his innings.
While Smith survived a runout dismissal, the Sixers batter was second-time lucky when the bails did not fall off after the ball hit the stumps. Smith was batting on 2 when he survived bowled dismissal. On the fourth ball of the second over of the Sixers’ inning, Strikers’ pacer Harry Conway bowled a good-length delivery which Smith tried to defend. However, as Smith’s bat was a tad too parallel to the ground, the ball sneaked past him after hitting the willow.
The white cherry then rolled down to the stumps and also hit the middle stump. However, with very little pace behind it, the impact was not that strong and hence the bails did not come off. Smith then casually picked up the ball and threw it towards one of the Strikers’ fielders. Meanwhile, the commentators could not believe Smith’s luck.
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The batter then ensured that he makes the most out of his luck as Smith went on to plunder the Strikers' bowlers. On the very next delivery, Smith hammered Conway for a maximum and did not look back from there. He kept finding the gaps and smoking sixes before he eventually reached the three-figure mark which was his first ever in tournament history. Smith's entertaining inning ended when he was runout in the 16th over.