Sport Smith takes screamer to dismiss Malan

05:37  05 january  2018
05:37  05 january  2018 Source:   msn.com

Australia close on victory in Sydney test

  Australia close on victory in Sydney test <p>England openers Alastair Cook and Mark Stoneman went cheaply inside the first six overs of their second innings with James Vince (18) and Dawid Malan (five) following in the final session.</p>Australia were closing on an innings victory with England fighting a desperate rearguard on 93 for four at stumps on the fourth day of the fifth Ashes test on Sunday, still 210 runs from forcing their hosts to bat again.

Smith finally got his man in the first session on Friday, taking a screamer of a diving one-handed catch at second slip to dismiss Malan for 62. After Malan , who has been England's most consistent batsman this series with three 50s and a century, nicked Mitchell Starc

Smith finally got his man in the first session on Friday, taking a screamer of a diving one-hander at second slip to dismiss Malan for 62. "From the bowlers, we're stoked he's on our team so we don't have to bowl at him.

England's Dawid Malan watches as Australian captain Steve Smith dives to catch him off Mitchell Starc for 62 on Day 2.© AAP Image/Dean Lewins England's Dawid Malan watches as Australian captain Steve Smith dives to catch him off Mitchell Starc for 62 on Day 2. Steve Smith has redeemed himself with one of the catches of the summer to remove Dawid Malan and have England on the ropes on day two of the fifth Ashes Test.

While Smith's summer has been nothing short of phenomenal - averaging 151 with the bat - he has put down four crucial catches, including giving Malan another life on two occasions.

After dropping the England left-hander on day two in Adelaide, he put down a difficult chance when Malan was on 34 on the opening day at the SCG.

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Steve Smith has bounced back from several dropped catches with a one-handed screamer at second slip to dismiss Dawid Malan .

He also put down Alastair Cook twice in Melbourne, with the English batsman going on to make 244 not out.

"He's always filthy with himself when he drops catches," teammate Mitchell Marsh said of his skipper.

"He sets extremely high standards for himself and catches more balls than anybody at training."

Smith finally got his man in the first session on Friday, taking a screamer of a diving one-handed catch at second slip to dismiss Malan for 62.

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After Malan, who has been England's most consistent batsman this series with three 50s and a century, nicked Mitchell Starc, an outstretched Smith snatched the ball as he dived sharply to his left.

It left England in a precarious position at 6-251 with the out-of-form Moeen Ali the last of the recognised batsmen.

As part of a sponsorship deal, a mattress company agreed to adopt 20 koalas for every catch Smith took during the Ashes.

Some on social media pointed out on Thursday that his failure to hold onto the four previous chances left 80 koalas without a home.

It was a rocks-and-diamonds day for Australia in the field with Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood putting down two dollies just four balls apart in the first session.

Cummins somehow failed to hold onto a simple chance when Tom Curran lobbed it to him at mid-on.

The next over, Hazlewood made a mess of a plum chance to get rid of Ali when he skied Cummins.

After the ball hung in the air, Hazlewood failed to get a hand on it as it hit him in the chest and fell to the ground.

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