VIDEO: Steve Smith Knocked Down By Brutal Bouncer off Neil Wagner Delivery

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Sunday, February 21st, 2016 | 0
(photo courtesy: skysports)

(photo courtesy: skysports)


Australia Test captain Steve Smith was felled by a sharp bouncer off New Zealand fast-bowler Neil Wagner during the second Test match between the two nations in Christchurch on Sunday.

With the hosts struggling to break an unbeaten 173-run partnership between Smith and his partner Joe Burns, the kiwis decided to fire a barrage of bouncers in their quest to produce a different result.

It, however, happened so during the 77th over of the innings, when Smith failed to leave alone a sharp bouncer off Wagner that struck him on the back side of the helmet, causing fret in the middle.

Consequently, Smith fell on to the ground and lay facing the ground for a moment before the players formed a huddle to make sure if the batsman is in good health.

After the day’s play, Wagner admitted that it was a ‘shaky’ feeling. “It’s not nice, is it? It’s [a] bit of a shaky feeling,” said the bowler, as quoted by CricBuzz.

He continued: “It’s never one’s intention to hit someone in the head and see him go down like that. I ran up straight to him and he flashed his eyes a little bit and I was a bit worried at the start and he said he’s fine and he took a bit of time.”






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