Length at off stump is important on this wicket: Smith

Updated: Jun 9 2023 12:29AM

By Bharat Sharma

London, Jun 8 (PTI) Australian batter Steve Smith on Thursday said his bowlers reaped the benefits of relentlessly targeting the off stump on a pitch with variable bounce in the World Test Championship final against India.

India found themselves in big trouble at 151 for five on day two, trailing Australia by another 318 runs at the Oval.

Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara offered no shot to balls that crashed into the stumps while Virat Kohli got an unplayable delivery from Mitchell Starc.