Watch: Steve Smith swats Daniel Sams delivery onto non-striker Moises Henriques during BBL 2022-23

 Watch: Steve Smith swats Daniel Sams delivery onto non-striker Moises Henriques during BBL 2022-23

Steve Smith, Moises Henriques (Image Credit: Twitter)

In the ongoing Big Bash League game between Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunders, Steve Smith was on song. The former Australia skipper bludgeoned the Thunders’ bowling attack after his side won the toss and elected to bat first. Notably, the game was reduced to 19-overs-a-side. Meanwhile, in the penultimate over of the first innings, Smith pulled a swat against Daniel Sams’ back-of-a-length deliveries.

The right-hander hit the shot gun barrel straight. However, it proved almost lethal for his Sixers’ skipper, Moises Henriques at the non-striking end. The latter was hit in the crotch as the ball bounced after landing on the pitch. He tried to escape the ball but failed to do so. Now, the video has been going viral.

Watch the video here

Steve Smith scored his second BBL hundred on the trot

Meanwhile, talking about the ongoing game, Smith has hit his second Big Bash League hundred on the trot. His first came against Adelaide Strikers in the Pink Brigade’s last game. Now, in the ongoing game, the Australia Test vice-captain scored an unbeaten 125 runs in just 66 balls including five fours and nine sixes. His innings helped the team reach 187/2 with Henriques scoring an unbeaten 45.

In reply, the annihilation has continued for the Sixers. After bashing their rivals with the ball, the three-time winners have continued their dominance with the ball. At the time of writing, the Thunders have been bowled out for 62, losing the game by 125 runs. For the Sixers, former Australia left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe took four wickets. Apart from him, all-rounder, Sean Abbott took three wickets while Ben Dwarshius took two and Todd Murphy took one.

With this win, the Sixers have registered their fifth consecutive win. On the other hand, the Thunders have faced a massive loss in the Net Run Rate as it reads (-0.813).


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