Fans on Twitter reacted after Hardik Pandya dismissed Australian skipper Steve Smith for the duck in the ongoing third ODI between India and Australia in Chennai. Calling him a great asset forth the team, they lauded the all-rounder for the staggering bowling and removing the batter for 5th time in ODIs
Hardik Pandya removes Steve Smith for a duck in the third ODI to dismiss him 5th time in a 50-over format
India and Australia are currently locking horns in the series-decider third ODI in Chennai. The visitors’ skipper Steve Smith won the toss and decided to bat first in what seemed to be a good batting surface.
Mitchell Marsh and Travis Head yet again took Australia off the flyer as they smashed Indian bowlers all over the park and made their mockery like the second game. They stitched 68 runs for the opening partnership and gave their team a rollicking start.
However, star Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya curtailed the run flow and shifted the momentum towards his side. He first removed Head for 33 runs and then followed it up with a wicket of Steve Smith for a two-ball duck.
The wicket of Smith was the more valuable for him as this was the 5th time. The all-rounder bowled a delivery on a driveable length outside off. Smith tried to for a booming drive but played a bit away from his body. He ended up getting a thick outside edge, which was pouched by KL Rahul to send the batter packing for a duck. Hardik, however, didn’t stop there as after that removed Mitchell Marsh as well for 47 runs. His staggering bowling spell has reduced Australia from 68/0 to 85/3.
The MVP of Indian limited over team – Hardik Pandya. pic.twitter.com/J7IxgIEigIAdvertisement
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 22, 2023
Fans on Twitter react as Hardik Pandya removes Steve Smith for a duck in the third ODI to dismiss him 5th time in a 50-over format
As Hardik Pandya removes Steve Smith for a duck in the third ODI to dismiss him 5th time in a 50-over format, fans on Twitter reacted to it. They lauded the all-rounder for the sensational bowling and called him a great asset for the team. Here are some of the reactions:
New low for smith 😭 https://t.co/RdvHVvM8u8
— Pritam! (@pritamkdas99) March 22, 2023
Aaj phir karunga. pic.twitter.com/HU3b0cJBcp
— Harsh (@KyaRakhuUsrnm) March 22, 2023
Strange thing is :- Steve Smith hasn't scored a half century in whole India tour Including Test and all 3 Odis.
— samarth Sorathiya (@Samarthan_vansh) March 22, 2023
The all rounder Hardik is such a big asset. 🥵🔥
— DK (@CricCrazyDK) March 22, 2023
I think this is his worst tour in his career.
— star_gazing (@str_gzing) March 22, 2023
This is the 5th time Hardik Pandya has dismissed Smith in ODIs
— Antarctic Bear 🐻❄️ (@Antarcticabear1) March 22, 2023
Make him captain right now…
— Anuj Gujjar🇮🇳 (@AnujS28_) March 22, 2023
Hardik get's Smith for the 5th time. 🥵
Smith vs Hardik
Runs – 72
Dismissed – 5 times
Avg – 14.20Advertisement
— Mrinango C.Borty (VK fan) (@ViratKo66279185) March 22, 2023
Real Captain 🐐🐐Advertisement
— Sandpaper (@notacommonbruhh) March 22, 2023
Hardik Pandya pic.twitter.com/a4voDVeKfkAdvertisement
— Himanshu Raj (@ImHimanshu_Raj) March 22, 2023
Under hitman's captaincy 🔥🐐Advertisement
— ItRainsHeavily (@PureOpinions) March 22, 2023
Hardik Pandya vs Australia in ODI:Advertisement
Bat: 56 avg & 112.95 Sr.
Ball: 11 wickets, 31.09 avg.
These are crazy numbers against one of the best teams in the world. pic.twitter.com/HV35AFjsfA
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 22, 2023Advertisement