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Watch: Smith takes a sensational diving catch in his return for Australia


Australia superstar Steve Smith has celebrated his return to Australian colours with a simply sensational piece of fielding and makes his quality felt once again in the Australian team as he pulled in a superb one-handed diving catch against New Zealand in the first of three unofficial one-day matches at Allan Border Field in Brisbane.

It was the over from Jason Behrendorff and New Zealand’s skipper Tom Latham was at the batting end on 13 runs. Behrendorff bowled a good slower delivery and Latham didn’t read the delivery, consequently he put off a catch at the cover. Steve Smith was behind that place but he dived and took an excellent one-handed catch diving low on his injured elbow.

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It was his first match for Australia after a 1-year gap following 12 months ban for Newlands ball-tampering scandal. David Warner also played this match and made 39 runs after New Zealand set the target of just 216 runs in 50 overs for Australia.

At the time of writing this report, Steve Smith is batting at the middle with the skipper Aron Finch.

Australia XI: Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson (playing 12th man)

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