The third Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia saw a moment of brilliance from Steve Smith, who took a sharp catch to dismiss Cheteshwar Pujara.
The catch was taken off the bowling of Nathan Lyon, who was the pick of the bowlers for Australia in the match. Lyon bowled a flighted delivery outside off stump, which Pujara attempted to drive through the off side. However, Smith, who was fielding at short cover, dived to his right and took a sharp catch to dismiss Pujara for just 11 runs.
The catch was a crucial moment in the match, as it put Australia in a strong position to win the match. Smith’s athleticism and reflexes were on full display, as he managed to take the catch despite the ball being hit hard.
Lyon was full of praise for Smith after the match, saying that the catch was a game-changer. He said, “Steve Smith is an incredible fielder and he showed that today. He took a sharp catch to dismiss Pujara and that was a massive moment in the match. It was a great catch and it changed the momentum of the game.”
Smith’s catch was a testament to his athleticism and reflexes, and it was a crucial moment in the match. It was a great example of how important fielding can be in a match, and it was a moment that will be remembered for a long time.