Steve Smith's priceless reaction to England's leg slip plan finally working
Steve Smith was dismissed for his smallest knock of the 2019 Ashes series as England claimed a comprehensive victory in the final Test at the Oval.
With Australia needing 399 to win the series and prevent England from tying things up at 2-2, the visitors were dealt a massive blow when their star batsman was caught on 23 at leg slip off a Stuart Broad short ball.
England have tried for periods throughout the series to have Smith caught at the position, going close on a number of occasions to jagging his all-important wicket, but until Day 4 at the Oval, had ultimately failed to do so.
However, after Smith overcame his immediate frustration, Tim Paine revealed the 30-year-old’s reaction to the dismissal in the pavilion which proves he’s always thinking two steps ahead.
While England did indeed draw the series, Australia had already retained the Ashes following their victory in Manchester in the fourth Test.