Steve Smith yet again embroiled in another controversy on the final day of the third test against India

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Australia batsman Steve Smith is yet again embroiled in another controversy after video footage emerged that he deliberately scuffed up the crease during the final day of the third Test against India. The former captain was seen on the stump camera scraping the crease with his boot during a drinks break. Smith denied accusations that he was deliberately tried to remove the marks used to guide India’s batsmen at the crease. Smith, who was sacked as captain in 2018 and banned following the ball-tampering scandal, was seen shadow batting and then scuffing the crease with his boots. When India batsman Rishabh Pant returned to the crease, he had to ask the umpire for his guard again.
India batted out a tense final day to salvage a draw, ensuring the series remained level at 1-1 going into the final Test in Brisbane, which starts on Friday.

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