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Steve Smith scored 24 runs off 18 balls, together with two boundaries and a six. © Twitter

Steve Smith escaped a weird dismissal throughout a Large Bash League (BBL) match between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars in Melbourne on Friday. Whereas Pakistan quick bowler Haris Rauf and his Melbourne Stars teammates started celebrations after it appeared as if Steve Smith has hit the wicket, the third umpire adjudged him not out. The replays revealed that it was wind that blew the bails off. The BBL shared the video of the entire incident on Twitter, saying: “Hit wicket? Do not assume so! The wind has simply had a go at getting Steve Smith out!”

Hit wicket? Do not assume so!
The wind has simply had a go at getting Steve Smith out!

A @KFCAustralia Bucket Second | #BBL09 pic.twitter.com/saGREjWJmO

— KFC Large Bash League (@BBL) January 31, 2020

On the fifth ball of the eighth over by Rauf, Smith ducked awkwardly, and the bails got here off on the similar time. At first sight it appeared as if the batsman has hit the wicket whereas ducking.

Whereas checking for a hit-wicket dismissal, the replays revealed that there was a sudden rush of wind that blew the bails off.

Nonetheless, the previous Australia captain could not rating huge for Sydney Sixers as he misplaced his wicket to fellow spinner Adam Zampa within the 13th over. He scored 24 runs off 18 balls, together with two boundaries and a six.

Smith impressed every one together with his ‘stand and ship’ six off Marcus Stoinis on the third ball of the 12th over. The BBL shared the video of the spectacular straight six on Twitter.

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+ Ship#BBL09 pic.twitter.com/EpRYtKhOFa

— KFC Large Bash League (@BBL) January 31, 2020

Zampa claimed three wickets as Melbourne Stars restricted Sydney Sixers to 142/7 in 20 overs. The house crew had opted to bowl after profitable the toss within the essential qualifier match.