[VIDEO] Best catch of Ashes 2019? Steve Smith plucks one-handed stunner to dismiss Chris Woakes
Steve Smith has been simply unstoppable in the ongoing Ashes 2019. The Aussie batsman has been scoring heavily and has already notched up a staggering 751 runs in just six innings so far. The 30-year-old, despite missing the second innings of the Lord’s Test and the entire Headingley Test, still leads the run-scoring charts in the ongoing Ashes 2019 by a huge difference. On Day 3 of the ongoing fifth and final Ashes 2019 at the Kennington Oval in London, Smith was at it once again but this time he let his catching skills do the talking.
Smith plucked a blinder of a catch at the second slip to send Chris Woakes back to the hut for just six runs. Aussie all-rounder Mitchell Marsh bowled a fullish delivery and Woakes went on with a full-fledged drive. However, the ball seamed away a bit and caught the edge of Woakes’ willow. The ball sailed to the wide of second slip but ‘superman’ Smith dived to his left and plucked the one-handed catch out of thin air to send the English all-rounder packing.
Great catches from the Aussies tbf— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 14, 2019
Talking about the Oval Test, England are on the front foot and have posted a lead of 382 runs. Opener Joe Denly was the pick of the batsmen for England as he scored a gritty 94 but unfortunately missed out on his maiden Test century. Ben Stokes, who is playing this match as a specialist batsman due to a shoulder injury, supported Denly brilliantly with a stylish 67. Jos Buttler, who made a mockery of Australian bowling unit in the first innings, once again played a quickfire knock of 47 off 63 to accelerate England’s innings.
Meanwhile, Australia have already retained the coveted urn following their 185-run win at the Emirates Old Trafford in the fourth Test. Currently, Australia lead the five-match series 2-1 and are fighting to win the Ashes in England for the first time since 2001.