Watch: Mohammed Siraj’s angrily throws ball at stumps after Steve Smith moves away


June 8 2023
Watch: Mohammed Siraj's angrily throws ball at stumps after Steve Smith moves away

Steve Smith completed his 31st Test century on day 2 of the ICC WTC 2023 final.

Mohammed Siraj was not a happy man on day two of the ongoing ICC World Test Championship Final (WTC 2023) at the Oval between India and Australia as batter Steve Smith pulled out of his batting stance just as the bowler was about to deliver the ball.

On day one, Rohit Sharma decided to bowl first after winning the toss. Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur were added to India’s starting XI, with R Ashwin warming the bench.

India performed admirably in the opening innings, reducing Australia to 76/3 with the help of David Warner’s 43 and Marnus Labuschagne’s 26 runs, but Usman Khawaja managed just a duck.

With Australia on 327/3 at the close of the first day of play, Travis Head then turned the tables on the opposition with an entertaining 146* and scored 251* runs for the fourth wicket with Steve Smith, who had hit 95*.

On day two, Travis Head continued his brilliant run of form and completed his 150 runs in no time.

Mohammed Siraj frustrated by Steve Smith’s antics; throws the ball at the stumps in frustration   

Steve Smith was batting at the start of Day 2 with a score of 95, and with the help of two consecutive boundaries off Siraj, the experienced batsman was able to reach his 31st Test century. Also, against India, this was his ninth test century.

Smith walked away from his stumps before the fourth ball of the over was bowled because of a problem with the spider cam, but Siraj did not appreciate it. After finishing his run-up, the fast bowler just hurled the ball towards the stumps.

Siraj’s gesture left Smith speechless, and the bowler responded by speaking to him.

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Mohammed Siraj had some redemption as he managed to snag the wicket of Travis Head for 163 runs in 174 balls, as Head was out caught by KS Bharat off his bowling.

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