Steve Smith’s Epic Brain Fade: Fails to Review Clearly Not Out Decision

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Smith’s decision not to review the DRS call reduced Australia to 47/3 in 7 overs.

Australia’s veteran batter Steve Smith had another brain-fade moment during IND vs AUS World Cup final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday. The batter was given out LBW on Jasprit Bumrah’s delivery.

The 34-year-old, who looked a little confused after the decision, had a brief chat with Travis Head, and opted not to review. However, the replay showed that the impact was outside off stump.

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Notably, this is not the first time Steve Smith have had a brain fade moment on the cricket field. In 2017, the batter was involved in controversy in the second Test in Bengaluru when he looked to his dressing room for help while deciding whether to take a DRS or not after given out. Smith later described the moment a “brain fade”.

Notably, Australia is chasing 241 in the World Cup final. After opting to bowl, the Men in Yellow bowled brilliantly as they restricted the hosts to 240 in 50 overs. Mitchell Starc was the pick of the bowlers with a 3-wicket haul.

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

Australia (Playing XI): Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis(w), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins(c), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

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