Steve Smith takes a blinder

Australia finally have started to build a winning steak again. First they won the final test match against South Africa and now they have won the first ODI of the Chappell Hadley series against the New Zealand. It was a thumping performance by the Aussies.

Australian captain Steven Smith had a really good day in the center. First he hit a blistering knock of 164 runs. His score came off 157 balls with the kelp of 14 fours and 4 sixes. Smith was incredible wit the bat and then in the field he took a sensational catch as well. New Zealand wicket keeper BJ Watling found it really difficult to leave the crease after he saw Smith turning himself in a superman. This was one of the best catches we have seen in the recent past. Smith showed his fitness once again.

He was standing at point, one of the crucial fielding areas. Marsh the bowler bowled a short ball outside the off stump. Now Watling played the right shot but it was a bit near to Smith. But still it required a great effort to take this one down.

Smith had to dive full length to his left and then stretch his left hand only to take this catch. There was no time and room for the Australian captain to take this catch with both hands. It was one of those catches which stick or they don’t. Also no second chance on these catches.

Smith not only caught the ball safely while being aerial but also make sure not to lose his grip after hitting the ground. Everything about this catch was so perfect from the Australian skipper. Watling had his head down as he saw Smith plucking this one out of thin air. He was in complete disbelieve.

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