The visitors lost Matt Renshaw and Steve Smith in quick succession after surviving the first hour of play in the first session. Ishant Sharma gave India the first breakthrough of the day by removing Renshaw while Ravindra Jadeja got the better of Smith just before lunch.
Confused, trapped and a horrendous leave; well such things can happen to great players, happened to Virat Kohli in Pune and now to Australian captain Steven Smith in Ranchi. Ssoon after the first drinks break that the visitors lost Matt Renshaw who was soon followed by the captain Steve Smith back to the dressing room.
Big wicket for India. Steve Smith has to make his way back to the pavillion. Brilliant bowling by Jadeja. Comes over the wicket, pitches it in the rough and Smith offers no shot only to see his off-stump pegged back.
Steven Smith got himself out and not Jadeja. Well, looking at the manner of his dismissal, he was not intact with the line of the ball and seemed confused whether to play or leave, and in a split second chose the second option and payed the price. The ball which was always turning, dislodged Smith’s off-stump from the ground and with that Australia’s hope of sticking around till the end.
The Australian tried to play the ball with the pad but the ball after taking a turn from the rough, went on to disturb his off-stump. His dismissal brought smile on Indian faces.
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— Harbhajan Turbanator (@cricketfreak07) March 20, 2017
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Meanwhile, the fans showered their praise on Jadeja for his brilliant bowling performance. At the same time, they also trolled Smith for the way he was dismissed. Here are some of the best reactions:
For a bowler who is at you all the time and doesn't do too much, Jadeja is very difficult to leave. Smith not the first. Could be the match.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 20, 2017
Smith says the reason he left the ball is that he hurt his shoulder while fielding
— Dennishant Sharma (@DennisCricket_) March 20, 2017
Why did you left the ball which pitched on leg stump?
Steve Smith: Brain fade!
— Sarcastic Dude (@Sarcasticdudee) March 20, 2017
Steve Smith has started his practice for the upcoming IPL by doing what Kohli does. Leaving a delivery, wrong DRS reviews . #IndvAus
— Shashi (@AllTimeBakchod) March 20, 2017
And how poor of Steven Smith to mock Virat Kohli's leave. #IndvAus
— Nikhil ? (@CricCrazyNIKS) March 20, 2017
— Pritam Sharma (@VanDiablo) March 20, 2017
Steve Smith has a brain fade! Opens his shoulders to allow a peach from Jadeja to turn from the rough and knock his off stump! #PlayBold
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) March 20, 2017
Steve Smith is so lucky that he didn't come out to bat. Could have done nothing about this delivery, apart from a wrong referral #IndvAus
— Shashi (@AllTimeBakchod) March 19, 2017
I've detected a weakness. When Steve Smith doens't make 180, we struggle.#IndvAus
— Greg Baum (@GregBaum) March 20, 2017