Steve Smith, who has innovative batting skills, is considered one of the best Test batsmen in the world. Currently, Steve Smith is preparing for A two-match test series against Pakistan. He played a dependable knock in a Sheffield Shield game that, however, ended bizarrely.
The 30-year-old batsman scored his 42nd first-class century which is his slowest among all centuries. The right-handed batsman took 290 deliveries to reach his ton. Smith scored his previous century in 261 deliveries against England in 2017.
But this slow knock of Smith clearly showcases his powers to adapt and his ability to concentrate. It may be difficult for players to play long format games, after playing two back to back T20I series matches. It is not a problem for Steve Smith though.
Smith’s 103 runs off 295 balls came to an end after he attempted to play an uppercut against medium pacer Marcus Stoinis. But he was caught by Josh Inglis, the wicket-keeper.
According to Smith, he did not edge the ball that went into the keeper’s gloves.
Here is the video:-
NEVER tell Steve Smith he has to stop batting!
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 12, 2019
After a while, Smith, accepting that he played a slow knock, also expressed the reason behind it. Steve Smith said “After playing the T20s, it was about coming back and getting back into that red-ball cricket and finding the right way to go about it. I was a bit slower than I would have liked but it wasn’t easy. The wicket was pretty slow.”
Australia and Pakistan are going to face each other from November 21st.