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Australia v South Africa, Steve Smith’s nasty collision with Vernon Philander.
AS if the drama of a shocking Australian batting collapse wasn’t enough, the first morning of the second Test also featured a brutal collision between two star players and an umpire swearing live on TV.
South Africa fast bowler Vernon Philander was forced from the field after copping an accidental shoulder barge in the back from Aussie captain Steve Smith.
Philander was appealing his heart out for an lbw decision against Smith, backing his way down the wicket.
Smith, meanwhile, took off for a run after getting hit on the pad and only saw Philander right in front of him when it was already too late.
The Australian skipper tried to jump around the big paceman but ended up clipping him, and Philander was soon writhing in pain on the ground.
After Smith completed the run he came back to check on Philander, but ended up copping some choice words from opposing captain Faf du Plessis, who appeared to intimate that Smith could have done more to avoid colliding with Philander.
Smith argued back before du Plessis turned his attention to more pressing matters – naming trying to claim the wicket of Australia’s best batsman.
Upon encouragement from his teammates, du Plessis called for a review but replays showed the ball was just missing the stumps, so the not out decision remained.
To add to the drama, third umpire Nigel Llong was clearly heard on the television coverage saying “get off this s–t” as vision of Philander continued to be shown while he waited for the replay to load.
Eventually Philander walked off the field with assistance from South Africa’s medical staff, and returned after the lunch break.
Proteas quick Vernon Philander was forced from the field after a nasty collision with Steve Smith during the first session of the second Test in Hobart.