In the second T20 between South Africa and Australia, Steve Smith displayed a stunning piece of reflexes and acrobatics as he grabbed on to the ball mid-air hit by skipper Quinton de Kock to deny him a maximum. In the 5th over of the first innings, de Kock slammed Adam Zampa at mid-on for what seemed to be a definite six. However, Steve Smith left everyone awestruck as he perfectly times his jump at the fence to get hold of the ball and throw it back in as he landed on the boundary line. After losing the first T20, South Africa look forward to level the three-match series with a win at Port Elizabeth.
"He (de Kock) has pounced on that as it's gone far. Oh my goodness! That's superman! That is absolutely unbelievable fr! Tell you what, you thought that was gone for six, the crowd thought that was a six, what about that? Unbelievable!" said the commentators on-air as Smith displayed a stunning piece of fielding.
Steve Smith left netizens in awe of his fielding as denied in-form de Kock of the maximum. Here are some of the reactions:
Dear Steve Smith,— That Cricket Guy (@Vivek7968) February 23, 2020
Just don't make Ground Fielding look so damn easy, it's embarrassing for rest of the 'great' fielders around the world.
Regards, not Aaron Finch.#SAvsAUS
Been spectacular on field, makes unbelievable saves & still acts like nothing has happened. Steve Smith 🐐 #SAvAUS— todd (@espece_911) February 23, 2020
After winning the toss, the Proteas chose to bat first and got off to a flyer courtesy of skipper Quinton de Kock. de Kock blazed on to score mighty 70 runs off just 47 deliveries leading the Proteas-side from the front. However, the skipper was left alone as no other batsmen held the fort from the other end. Rassie Dussen was the second top-scorer for South Africa as he notched up 37 runs. Kane Richardson was the pick of bowlers for Australia as he ended his spell with figures of 2 for 21. The Proteas have set up a target of 159 for the visitors to chase.