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Jos Buttler produces stunning nutmeg run-out to dismiss Steve Smith

Australia batsman Steve Smith fell victim to a brilliant run-out after a throw from England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler passed through his legs and hit the stumps.

Buttler produced the magic moment during the Cricket World Cup semi-final, with Smith on 85 and leading an Australia fightback after an early collapse. 

The England vice-captain can be seen mouthing ‘it went through his legs’ as he celebrated the vital wicket. 

The moment came with Australia 217-7 at the start of the 47th over, Smith facing up to Chris Woakes first ball.

The ball trickled down towards Bairstow and Smith called a single, but Buttler raced back and was able to fire it back down to the non-striker’s end as it clattered the stumps before Smith could ground his bat. 

That wicket broke a 51-run stand between Smith and Mitchell Starc, before Buttler then caught Starc behind off the very next ball.

Having dismissed Australia for 223 all out, England then took to bat with good prospects of reaching a first World Cup final since 1992. 

Brilliant from Buttler! 🧤

He throws down the stumps at the non-striker’s end as Smith tries to steal a single!

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