He got me, dirtied my clothes: Steve Smith reacts to Jonny Bairstow’s fake run-out attempt


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first_img Next India Today Web Desk LondonSeptember 14, 2019UPDATED: September 14, 2019 10:13 IST Steve Smith was tricked into diving to save his wicket by Jonny Bairstow (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJonny Bairstow managed to trick Steve Smith by attempting a fake run outSmith made 80 in Australia’s first innings score of 225 on Day 2 of Oval TestEngland managed 9 for no loss in 4 overs at stumps and lead Australia by 78 runsSteve Smith had a embarrassed look on his face when he was asked about the fake run out attempt made by Jonny Bairstow against him during Day 2 of the fifth Test at The Oval on Friday.England wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow managed to trick Steve Smith into diving for his life as he tried to back in the crease, making the World No. 1 Test batter look like a fool.With Bairstow pretending as if he was preparing to collect the throw to run Smith out, Australia batsman ran for his life as a puff of dust went up in the air when he dived thinking that he was going to be run out.It was only after he got up that Smith realized he had been tricked into diving without the ball being anywhere near the keeper’s gloves. The throw, in fact, came at the bowler’s end.After the day’s play a journalist asked Smith about the incident and what Bairstow said after the run out attempt.”He got me there, didn’t he? Dirtied my clothes. He didn’t say anything, I don’t think, but he got me. I didn’t know where the ball was. Bloody thing, faked it. He got me. I don’t know what else to say,” Smith said during the press conference after stumps.Steve Smith was in no danger of being run out here … but Jonny Bairstow made him think he was! #Ashes pic.twitter.com/YajKdVcmc8cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) September 13, 2019Smith on Friday scored 80 runs in Australia’s first innings total of 225 to become only the second batsman in Test history to post six-successive 80-plus scores, equalling Sir Everton Weekes’s record which he had set in 1948 during the Test series against India.advertisementDuring his knock, Smith also broke the record most successive half-centuries against a single opponent.But the day also belonged to England fast bowler Jofra Archer, who took 6 for 62 to help the hosts take a 69-run lead in the first innings. England openers Rory Burns and Joe Denly added nine runs in the fading light to extend the lead to 78 runs by the close of play for the day.Archer took his tally for the series to 22 wickets, becoming the first England bowler to take two six-wicket hauls in an Ashes series since Ian Botham in 1981.Left-armer Curran took two wickets in two balls on his way to a three-wicket haul and Chris Woakes claimed the prize scalp of Australian batting machine Steve Smith.Also Read | Ashes: Steve Smith equals 71-year-old record after 6th successive 80-plus scoreAlso Read | ‘That’s like a small boy diving into a sand pit’: Jonny Bairstow fakes Steve Smith run-outAlso Read | Ashes: Jofra Archer, Steve Smith headline intriguing Day 2 contestFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Steve SmithFollow Jonny BairstowFollow AshesFollow England VS Australia He got me, dirtied my clothes: Steve Smith reacts to Jonny Bairstow’s fake run-out attemptJonny Bairstow attempted a fake run out against Steve Smith, forcing the Australian batsman to dive into this crease during Day 2 of the fifth and final Ashes Test match being played at The Oval.advertisementlast_img

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