India vs Australia: Steve Smith performs shot on the Sydney Cricket Ground.© AFP
Australia batsman Steve Smith has revealed that he almost missed the second ODI in opposition to India after waking up with a “bad dose of vertigo” on Sunday. Smith smashed 104 runs off 64 balls and was named the Player of the Match after Australia defeated India by 51 runs. It was the second time in three days that Smith had smashed a outstanding century. Smith additionally took a spectacular catch to dismiss Shreyas Iyer when he was trying good. However, the right-handed batsman mentioned he thought he would wrestle to take the sphere as he “didn’t look great there for a while”.
“I had a really bad dose of vertigo this morning and I was struggling until … I came down early to have a hit and a bit of a run around. It didn’t look great there for a while,” cricket.com.au quoted Smith as saying.
Smith mentioned the Kangaroos’ workforce physician carried out a number of workouts to alleviate him from the ache.
“I didn’t know I was playing today. The doctor, I think he performed six Epley maneuvers on me this morning and got the crystals out of my ears and I was struggling for a bit,” Smith mentioned.
“Just pleased to be able to get out here and play another good inning and help the team,” he added.
Meanwhile, David Warner has been dominated out of the limited-overs fixtures in opposition to India on account of a groin pressure and can miss the remaining white-ball matches.
D’Arcy Short, who final performed a T20I in February 2019, has changed injured Warner within the T20I squad. The Big Bash League’s main run-scorer in 2017-18 and 2018-19, Short has been introduced into the squad as a left-hand energy opener for Warner.
Also, tempo spearhead Pat Cummins will miss the remaining of the limited-overs fixtures in opposition to India to have some relaxation till the opening long-from recreation on the Adelaide Oval from December 17.
Australia gained a 2-Zero unassailable lead within the three-match ODI sequence on Sunday and can subsequent meet India within the useless rubber on Wednesday.
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