Australian batsman Steve Smith has stated that he would be a little more disciplined against Yasir Shah in the second test after the leg spinner had discharged him for the seventh time in the first test in Brisbane.
Smith flew in on David Warners wicket’s fall on the third day and Australia was in a strong position ahead of Pakistan’s first innings score of 351/2 – 101. The right-hander jumped out of the kink to beat Yasir’s mid-wicket for four, having previously used eight points, saw his stumps clatter at the next ball after trying to hack the leg spinner across the line.
💬 Ominous news for Pakistan? pic.twitter.com/VWB5EbjoCk— ICC (@ICC) November 26, 2019
Yasir celebrated the dismissal that signaled “seven” – the frequency with which he defeated Smith in ten test innings, and that fueled the hunger for the best batsman in the MRF Tires ICC batting rankings to top the results in the second achieve test in Adelaide.
“It motivated me a bit more in the next game, not to approach him,” said Smith. “I’m going to be a bit more disciplined against him, it was interesting, sometimes he got me out, I ran a couple of times and slaughtered, there were a couple of second innings I was in.” I play some funky shots, so I’m not worried.
“I thought he was doing really well at Gabba, good drift and a bit of spin on a wicket that did not spin that much, he was good at bowling and we have to play him well in this game.”
It was a rare mistake for the right-hander to score his first single-digit score of the year after collecting 774 runs from seven innings in the Ashes series in England. He added that his wicket was the result of his aggressive approach, for which he had received approval from Justin Langer, the head coach, as the hosts were already in a strong position at the time.
Josh Hazlewood in day/night Tests at the Adelaide Oval:— ICC (@ICC) November 26, 2019
Matches ➜ 3
Wickets ➜ 18
Average ➜ 19.44https://t.co/VBIQbHqg8W
“The situation we were in was pretty good, the boys beat up nicely,” said Smith. “In fact, I talked to JL in the morning [and asked],” How am I supposed to tackle this today? He said, “Do whatever you want.” I thought I was pretty aggressive and it did not work. “
The former captain hinted at some changes in the XI, taking into account the playing conditions and the timing, with the second set of tests under light, and expected visitors to return harder, especially after their second excursion with the club in Brisbane.
“It’s something the selectors have to think about,” he said. “Of course we made some changes in England because of the conditions and the conditions here (in Adelaide) will probably be a bit different from those in the Gabba – we’re playing with another one I thought, everybody did a great job at Gabba, everybody Bowlers have done a great job … it’s a decision someone else has to make, not me.
“You can never resist recklessly, if you look at the game, they were probably a bit slow to start the first innings in the Gabba, but played pretty good cricket in the second innings, Babar Azam and Mohammad]Rizwan played well, so the strategies may be a bit different, but they’ll probably add a little more confidence to the bouts, especially in the second innings. “