Chappell accuses Steve Smith of undermining Paine

Adelaide, Dec 2 (IANS): Former Australia cricketer Ian Chappell on Monday accused Steve Smith of undermining the skipper and said he was making changes in field placements set by skipper Tim Paine on day 4 of the second Test against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval here on Saturday.

The former Aussie skipper felt Smith continued to interfere in the position of a fielder set by Paine.

"I tell you what I don't like to see, Steve Smith is moving a few fieldsmen around," Chappell was quoted as saying by Macquarie Sports Radio.

"He did have a chat with Tim Paine, trying to talk Tim Paine into moving a fielder on the off-side, but I'm not sure Tim Paine moved him as far as Steve Smith wanted. Steve Smith started moving him, I hate to see that. England used to do it a bit, blokes other than the captain and I always felt it was white anting the captain," he added.

Australia defeated Pakistan by an innings and 48 runs in the second and final Test of the two-match series at the Adelaide Oval on Monday.

With the win, the Aussies clinched the two-match series 2-0 and increased their victory tally in Day/Night Tests to 6-0.

Pakistan, who were bundled out for 302 in their first innings in reply to Australia's 589/3 declared, couldn't last long in their second innings either as they got bowled out for 239 in the 82nd over.



Title : Chappell accuses Steve Smith of undermining Paine


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