Smith, who was out lbw to Yadav from a ball that practically rolled along the pitch and into the skipper’s left shin. When deciding whether or not to review the decision, Smith looked up at the away dressing room, a move that has been slammed by opposite number Virat Kohli and one Smith regrets.
“I got hit on the pad and looked down to Petey (Handscomb, the non-striker) and said ‘look up there’ and I turned around and said ‘what do you reckon?’ (to Handscomb),” Smith said. “It was a bit of a brain fade on my behalf and I shouldn’t have done that.”
In fact, he said it followed their confusion about Shaun Marsh’s lbw after he was was given out, saying he told him to review umpire Nigel Llong’s decision but his suggestion failed to hit the mark. “In regards to Shaun’s one, we weren’t entirely sure,” Smith said after play.
“I sort of said ‘go’ as in ‘go have a look at it’ and he turned around and started walking. I should’ve probably just put my hands up and done it. We saw the replay and it was missing the stumps so it would have been a nice one to have reviewed.”
By the time Marsh was given out Australia had already lost one review after Smith encouraged vice-captain David Warner to review his lbw dismissal. “I thought it hit Davey outside the line so I said ‘go for it’,” Smith said. “Obviously it was umpire’s call on the impact and then going on to hit the stumps so that was out.”