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Watch: Steve Smith couldn’t believe the third umpire’s decision to rule out the catch during the third test between Australia and South Africa

After Dean Elgar edged the ball at second slip, the third umpire ruled that Steve Smith had made the correct catch.

During the third Test between Australia and South Africa, which is currently taking place in Sydney, Steve Smith made a fantastic catch. However, his effort was in vain because the third umpire ruled against the catch. Dean Elgar, captain of South Africa, was bowled by Josh Hazlewood outside the off stump, and the ball was a good length. When the batter punched the ball, it formed its outside edge. Steve Smith then pulled off a stunning catch at second slip. Smith’s catch convinced the ground umpires, who put the decision up for a final vote.

The third umpire needed convincing evidence to overturn the ground umpire’s decision, which was close, because Chris Gaffaney’s soft signal was incorrect. It was anticipated that Australia would prevail in the end. However, the third umpire’s decision to rule in favor of the batter because he thought the ball had touched the surface before Smith took the catch surprised everyone.

When “not out” appeared on the stadium’s large screen, the former Australian captain couldn’t believe his eyes.

One fan wrote, “Sorry, i think thats out to be fair, hope to see less of these decisions because that is a fantastic catch,” and another wrote, “I think thats out to be fair.” The ball hasn’t hit the ground, which is obvious.

During this time, some fans wanted to forget about the decision. @bhogleharsha, a legend, stated: In these situations, you always see what you want to see, and it’s always 50/50. “Go on,” a supporter wrote.

On the fourth day of the Sydney Test, Australia declared their innings at 475 for 4 thanks to Usman Khawaja’s unbeaten 195 and Smith’s 104. This put pressure on South Africa.

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