Steve Smith attempted an audacious six-save.
On the boundary ropes, the Australian came within a whisker of pulling off the impossible.
Concussions were the result of Smith’s fall.
The second Twenty20 International between Australia and Sri Lanka was played in Sydney on Sunday when Australia’s Steve Smith made a spectacular acrobatic try to prevent a six against Sri Lanka.
During the second Twenty20 International between Australia and Sri Lanka on Sunday in Sydney, Steve Smith of Australia made an unbelievable acrobatic attempt to save a six being hit. In a nail-biting finish, Australia prevailed in a super over. In Australia’s innings, Smith scored just 14 runs but drew attention from the crowd when he placed his body on the line to save the six. However, replays indicated that Smith’s foot was in contact with the rope before he collected the ball and returned it to play.
Smith’s situation was made worse by the fact that he landed on his head and sustained a concussion. This means he will miss the rest of India’s five-match T20I series.
A video of Steve Smith’s attempt may be found here.
The incident occurred on the fourth delivery of Sri Lanka’s innings in the 20th over.
Australia’s Marcus Stoinis was on strike, while Mahesh Theekshana was the batting opponent.
As Sri Lanka chased down Australia’s 164/6, the six proved significant, putting the match into a super over.
Sri Lanka needed 19 runs to win in the final over. Stoinis was unable to stop the flow of runs, and they were able to remove 18 of the board.
Sri Lanka could only muster five runs for the loss of a single wicket in the super over.
Australia, on the other hand, snatched the victory in just three deliveries.
Following today’s win, Australia now leads the five-match T20I series 2-0.