WATCH: Ben Stokes knocks off Pune captain Steve Smith in horrific mid-air collision
A concerned Stokes called for an immediate help even as Smith laid on the mat, unmoved. Looks on the petrified onlookers relayed a bad news.
New Delhi: The Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) captain Steve Smith survived a horrific collision with Ben Stokes during their IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Eden Gardens.
It happened off the penultimate ball of the 19th over, bowled by Jaydev Unadkat to Nathan Coulter-Nile. The KKR tail-ender hit the slower delivery for a skier, towards deed mid-wicket.
While going for a possible catch, Smith rammed into Stokes, who was also chasing the flight of the ball, and the Aussie captain tumbled over the boundary, landing head first into the ad hoarding.
A concerned Stokes called for an immediate help even as Smith layed on the mat, unmoved. Looks on the petrified onlookers relayed a bad news. Luckily for everyone, Smith walked on his two feet and even ignored physio's assistance.
Here's the LINK to the video.
— aratrick mondal (@crlmaratrick) May 3, 2017
BTW, the ball went for a six.
Put into bat by Smith, KKR set a 156-run target. While chasing, Smith perished early, scoring only nine runs of nine balls.