Steve Smith dismissal sparks controversy as Australia lose ODI series
A fuming Steve Smith walked again to the pavilion as the surprised Sydney crowd might solely look on. They went silent as quickly as an “Out” signal flashed on the massive display on the Sydney Cricket Ground. The Australia captain might imagine that he was given out as he was satisfied that he will probably be not out. It was a choice that has sparked controversy after the third ODI between Australia and England on the SCG on Sunday.
Australia had been chasing a goal of 304 runs and had misplaced three wickets. On the ultimate ball of the 34th over bowled by Mark Wood. Smith and Mitchell Marsh had shaped a good partnership and had been taking Australia in direction of the entire. England wanted a wicket for the time being to have a gap within the ODI.
Smith, batting on 45 off 66 ball, threw his bat at a large ball and acquired an out of doors edge. It was a thick and clear exterior edge which dipped on wicketkeeper Jos Buttler. He needed to take it extraordinarily low with one hand. Buttler managed to take the catch however Smith determined to not stroll as he thought the catch just isn’t clear. With a mushy sign of out, the choice was referred to 3rd umpire Kumar Dharamasena.
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After many replays and angles, the third umpire dominated Smith out. Though it appeared very shut, Buttler was satisfied that it was a clear catch. Smith had to return to the hut.
Australia misplaced the match by 16 runs and misplaced the ODI series. England have received the third ODI performed within the five-match series and taken an unassailable lead within the series. Buttler scored a century of 86 balls for England to assist them publish a complete over 300.