Steve Smith has taken numerous stunning catches in his career, but the one in Perth on Friday can simply be rated his best for far.
On Day 2 of the ongoing Day-Night Test between Australia and New Zealand, Smith dazzled the already-lit Optus Stadium with his one-handed stunner.
Stationed at second slip, the former Aussie captain flew to his right to complete a sensational catch and sent back the Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson packing for 34 (70).
Here’s the video:
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As far as the match is concerned, Australian skipper Tim Paine opted to bat first after winning the toss on Thursday.
Steve Smith had an average outing with the bat as he managed to score just 43 runs.
Australia’s first innings was anchored by Marnus Labuschagne (143), who smashed his third consecutive Test century, as they posted 416 runs on the board.
For New Zealand, fast bowlers Tim Southee and Neil Wagner claimed four wickets each.
In reply, the visitors were reeling at 109/5 at the end of the day’s play, still trailing the hosts by 307 runs. Mitchell Starc was the pick of the bowlers for Australia as he took 4 wickets for just 31 runs in his 11 overs.