SL vs AUS: Steve Smith Lost His Cool At Usman Khawaja After Being Runout: Australian batsman Steve Smith took a jibe at his teammate Usman Khawaja after being run out in the first innings Test against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
Steve Smith could not perform well against Sri Lanka and be run out after scoring six runs in 11 balls. This incident happened in the first ball of the 20th over of the innings. Ramesh Mendis bowled a flighted ball, which hit Smith’s pads, and then the ball went between the covers and the point area.
There was no fielder then. Smith signaled for a run on seeing the empty space while the Sri Lankan team was busy appealing for LBW. Standing at the other end, Usman Khawaja also showed interest in taking runs. But after running some distance, he realized that wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella would reach the ball before his striker could reach the end.
Khawaja refuses to take the run. By then, Steve Smith had come a long way. Smith reaches back to his crease when Dickwella throws it, and Mendis catches the ball and scatters the bails. Smith could not reach the crease and was run out.
After being run out, Steve Smith looked at Usman Khawaja, opened both his hands, and wanted to know the reason for his return. Anger was visible on Smith’s face. When Smith got angry, Khawaja turned back to avoid being a victim of anger. The video of Smith’s anger has gone viral.
Let us tell you that Sri Lanka batted first, and the entire innings were all out for 212 runs. In reply, Australia scored 98 runs for losing three wickets in 25 overs until the end of the day’s play. The Australian team is 114 runs behind Sri Lanka’s score with seven wickets remaining. Usman Khawaja (47*) and Travis Head (6*) are frozen at the crease.