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Sport Sheffield Shield: Steve Smith grabs controversial wicket as NSW continue unbeaten streak

09:27  14 november  2019
09:27  14 november  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Steve Smith has inched his way towards a Sheffield Shield ton as NSW dominated the first day of play against Western Australia on a low, slow Smith also went after Ashton Agar, charging down the wicket and hitting his Australian T20 teammate straight back over his head for six on two occasions.

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Steve Smith has taken a controversial wicket with his part-time leg-spin as NSW grabbed their fourth consecutive Sheffield Shield victory.

The Blues defeated Western Australia by 223 runs after a dominant bowling display on the fourth day from their Australian quicks.

Western Australia started the day at 3/28 after a flurry of wickets by NSW late on day three.

The Blues turned the screws early on day four, bowling with supreme accuracy as they tore through the Western Australian middle order.

NSW took 4/4 as Australian fast-bowlers Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood took two wickets each.

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Sheffield Shield 2019 | South Australia sides smash record, Steve Smith ’s go slow. At times it seemed that Steve Smith was more intent on occupying the crease than scoring runs as NSW Moises Henriques picked up the pace in trademark fashion during the final hour to end unbeaten on

Steve Smith hit an unbeaten half century to leave NSW on top against Western Australia on day one of their Sheffield Shield match at the SCG, despite some laborious batting from the home side. Only 43 not out from 66 balls in the final hour from Moises Henriques lifted NSW out of their lethargy.

It left WA reeling at 7/41 and looking down the barrel of a massive defeat.

After a brief partnership between Josh Inglis (46) and Ashton Agar, it was the unlikely source of Steve Smith who made the crucial breakthrough.

Inglis smashed a drive into the pads of silly mid-off, with the ball ballooning up into the hands of Nick Larkin at short leg.

The umpire had no hesitation and neither did Inglis who just seemed frustrated he had gotten out so easily.

Slow-motion replays however cast doubt over the dismissal, with commentators and fans online thinking that the ball may have actually hit the ground.

A black mark can be seen on the ground just before the ball hits the pad, whether that's a shadow or a puff of dust we're not quite sure.

You can watch the dismissal in the video below.

Smith inches towards ton as NSW dominate WA on first day

  Smith inches towards ton as NSW dominate WA on first day Steve Smith has inched his way towards a Sheffield Shield ton as NSW dominated the first day of play against Western Australia on a low, slow SCG pitch. Just six days after Smith showcased his full range of shots with a sublime 80 from 51 deliveries as part of Australia's Twenty20 sweep of Pakistan, the world's No.1-ranked Test batsman slipped straight back into red-ball mode.Smith finished the first day of play with an unbeaten 59 from his 217 deliveries at a strike rate of just 27.1.It was faultless batting from the former Australian skipper, as NSW finished the day on 2-221.

Steve Smith has left cricket fans in awe again with a bizarre milestone for NSW in the Sheffield Shield .

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Even former Australian and NSW batsman Mark Waugh believed the ball hit the ground before Larkin took the lucky catch.

NSW then rolled through the rest of the tail, as Western Australia were all out for 128.

Mitchell Starc was the star with the ball for the Blues, picking up 4/57 while Josh Hazlewood took 3/7 off 7.3 overs.

Surprisingly, the two specialist spinners for the Blues, Nathan Lyon and Stephen O'Keefe, both went wicketless in the second innings despite both going for just over one an over.

It brought to a close what had been an eventful match at the SCG, Steve Smith fined 25% of his match fee for dissent after his dismissal in the first innings.

The strong performance from the Blues bowling attack is a dangerous sign for Pakistan ahead of the Test series commencing on November 21.

Starc, Hazlewood, Lyon and Pat Cummins have all been picked in the Australian Test side and will now be going into the series in red-hot form.

The Blues sit top of the Sheffield Shield ladder with four wins, Western Australia were second coming into the round and could stay there depending on results from other matches.

'I felt I should apologise': Smith fronts teammates .
Steve Smith has apologised to his Australian teammates behind closed doors for his code of conduct breach.Smith earlier in the week was fined a quarter of his Shield match fee for showing dissent after being given out on day two of New South Wales' match against Western Australia.

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