Stuart Broad Relevation

The decision to give Smith not out left both teams and spectators in suspense. Stuart Broad revealed that umpire Kumar Dharmasena had mentioned that if the high-tech zing bails were in use, the verdict might have been different. 

However, the traditional bails require complete removal for a dismissal to be confirmed under the Laws of Cricket. This incident showcased the fine line between benefit of the doubt and a conclusive dismissal, leaving players and experts in a state of confusion.

"I honestly don't know the rules," Broad said. "I think there was enough grey area to give that not out. It looked like benefit of the doubt sort of stuff, first angle I saw I thought out, and then the side angle it looked like the bails probably dislodged.

"Kumar said to me if it was zing bails it would been given out, I don't really understand the reasoning why."

Smith's Perspective

Steven Smith himself was taken aback by the swiftness of George Ealham's fielding prowess. He admitted that had he known about Ealham's quickness, he might have reconsidered his approach during the run. 

The incident turned out to be a significant moment in the match, as Smith went on to score 71 runs before getting out to Chris Woakes. His dismissal, coupled with a late surge by Todd Murphy, played a crucial role in setting up a narrow lead for Australia.

 "I saw the initial replay and saw the bail come up, and when I looked at it the second time looked like Jonny might have knocked the bail before the ball had come," he said. "Looked pretty close at that stage, if the ball had hit at the initial stage when the bail came then think I was well out of my ground."

"I know now that he's very quick. The next one we hit out there when it was a similar push for two, I was like, gee, this guy's tearing around the boundary, he's coming at pace. Had I known that previously I might have just stayed there for the single," he added.