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‘Channel Nine’ blamed for Steve Smith’s dismissal in the 1st T20I against India

The first Twenty20 International (T20I) between India and Australia witnessed some dramatic moments

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The first Twenty20 International (T20I) between India and Australia witnessed some dramatic moments and the highlight among which was Steve Smith’s dismissal followed by Virat Kohli’s staged send off.

Modern day cricket has a lot of innovative gears to provide their viewers a better a wider angle to understand the game. Live chat between commentators and the players on the field is something which has created a stir in the fraternity. It has raised questions in the past and this instance has certainly sparked a light. In the first T20I, Smith was batting with sheer mettle and looked in fine touch, as he steered his side in a dominating position.

Smith was batting on 21 off just 14 deliveries as Australia were well placed at 89 for the loss of one wicket. Smith at this time was in a live chat with the commentators and while chipping a flighted ball from Ravindra Jadeja towards the leg side for a single, he ended up getting a leading edge which landed into the safe hands of Kohli at covers.

Kohli made a gesture after cupping the catch which clearly indicated Smith’s chat with the commentators. Smith’s dismissal broke the spine of Australian batting attack as they never recovered from there and collapsed dramatically. Smith was in scintillating form and looked dangerous right from the outset at Adelaide. But his dismissal sparked a controversy as the broadcasters ‘Channel Nine’ were being blamed for it as Australia lost the contest by 37 runs and gave India a 1-0 lead in the series.

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