The incident befell within the tenth over of the Indian innings when Hardik Pandya performed a Sean Abbott supply away from the physique. The ball received the surface edge and Smith, who was fielding at first slip, got here up with a unprecedented effort and dived to his proper to pocket an absolute stunner with one hand.
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After being put into bat, India suffered early blow within the first over with opener Shubman Gill strolling again to the pavilion for a duck. Pacer Mitchell Starc triggered the collapse to go away the hosts reeling at 49 for five in 9.2 overs.
India by no means recovered as they misplaced wickets at common intervals earlier than being bundled out for a paltry 117 in 26 overs.
Starc’s ninth five-wicket haul in ODIs together with tremendous show from Sean Abbott (3/23) and Nathan Ellis (2/13) gave Indian batters no probability to quiet down with the ball seaming and swinging prodigiously.
Virat Kohli (31) and Axar Patel (29 not out) have been the one batters to cross the 20-run mark.