Ashes 2019: Twitter In Shock As Steve Smith Returns To Bat After Retiring Hurt From Jofra Archer Bouncer

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Ashes 2019: Twitter In Shock As Steve Smith Returns To Bat After Retiring Hurt From Jofra Archer Bouncer
Ashes 2019: Twitter In Shock As Steve Smith Returns To Bat After Retiring Hurt From Jofra Archer Bouncer

The second Test at Lord’s ended in an exciting draw as the rain had the final say. England tried hard to force a result but the Aussie batting hung on to get a good draw and go into the third Test still 1-0 up. The hosts would have been extremely happy with the debut of Jofra Archer as he was breathing fire and did make the Australian batting really uncomfortable through the Test.

Steve Smith who once again played brilliantly was hit by a sharp Archer bouncer and had to retire. He was struck on the neck just below the left ear by a 92.4 mph bouncer and paused his innings on 80. After a 40 min break and few medical checks, the former captain was back on the field and played a beautiful knock of 92 in 161 deliveries which include 14 fours.

Steve Smith has reclaimed the No.2 spot in MRF Tyres ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen.

Jofra Archer ended with five wickets in the match to cap off a successful debut. However, the 2nd Ashes test ended drawn. And Australia leads the series with 1-0.

Meanwhile, the Twitter world was blown away by Smith’s bravery.

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