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That’s how you get him out! Australia star Steve Smith details experience of being trapped in a LIFT on Instagram – with Marnus Labuschagne feeding him M&Ms as vice-captain was stuck for an hour in down-time after Ashes triumph

  • Australia batsman Steve Smith had a different sort of evening in Melbourne
  • The vice-captain was stuck in a lift for more than an hour at the Park Hyatt hotel
  • Smith recorded some entertaining footage while trapped inside the lift 
  • Marnus Labuschagne gave him some chocolate before he eventually was freed 


Steve Smith had an unusual experience while resting after Australia’s Ashes victory as he spent Thursday evening trapped in a lift in his Melbourne hotel. 

The Aussie vice-captain, staying at the Park Hyatt hotel, detailed his experience on Instagram, explaining that he was stuck in an out of service lift hovering just below his floor. 

Among the highlights were Smith using filters on his social media story, and team-mate Marnus Labuschagne feeding him M&Ms through the gap in the door.

Steve Smith had an unusual experience while resting after Australia's Ashes victory

The batsman spent an hour stuck in a lift in his hotel

Australia star Steve Smith detailed his experience of being trapped in a lift on Instagram

Team-mate Marnus Labuschagne squeezed some M&Ms for Smith through the gap in the lift

Team-mate Marnus Labuschagne squeezed some M&Ms for Smith through the gap in the lift

Smith started the video by saying: ‘Not quite the night I had planned. I’m currently stuck in a lift, been here about 25 minutes…

‘Just taking a seat, what else can you do when you’re stuck in a lift?!  I could be for a while. Anyone got any suggestions of what I could do, throw them out here let’s do it.’

He then videoed Labuschagne feeding him M&Ms through the gap in the lift, with the hashtag claustrophobic. 

He then tried a Instagram filter of him dancing as electronic dance music duo LMFAO. 

Smith tried some Instagram filters

Eventually, one of Australia's star cricketers was freed from the lift after almost an hour

Smith tried some Instagram filters before eventually being freed after an hour trapped 

Eventually, one of Australia’s star cricketers was freed from the lift after almost an hour. 

The Aussies are enjoying some down-time after wrapping up the third Ashes Test two days early with an innings victory this week, securing an unassailable 3-0 lead. 

The fourth Test, in Sydney, starts on January 5.  

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