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County Championship 2023

Watch: Steve Smith stares at umpire, gestures with arm after lbw dismissal for low score in County Championship

by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

Watch: Steve Smith’s County Championship career continued to fizzle, with the Australia great pinned lbw by South Africa’s Wiaan Mulder for three.

The Australia great’s Sussex debut was greeted with much anticipation, but he has failed to fire in two innings so far. He has been dismissed lbw each time, falling for 30 against Worcestershire before making just a tenth of that score against Leicestershire.

There was a hint of misfortune about his first dismissal, and Smith looked unhappy with this decision too, staring at the umpire and gesturing with his arm as he walked off. The umpire’s finger remained raised for a long time, only falling after Smith finally began his trudge off the field.


The bowler was South Africa’s Wiaan Mulder, and despite Smith’s struggles, Sussex are in a strong position, building to 209-4.

READ: Whisper it, but are Sussex a worse side with Steve Smith in the XI?

Watch Steve Smith fall lbw to Wiaan Mulder below:


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