Watch: Smith retired hurt after a brutal bouncer from Archer
Steve Smith left the pitch with 80 runs after he was struck by a brutal bouncer from Jofra Archer during day four of the second Test.
The last hour of the fourth day has been an intense and aggressive battle between the pace sensation Jofra Archer and run machine Steve Smith. No one could really win the battle in the end, but some serious pace from Archer has hit a massive blow to Smith.
A bouncer from Archer first injury Smith’s hand. Despite the injury, he still continued to bat., A few minutes later, a deadly bouncer from Archer hit Smith’s neck this time and he was down on the ground straight away. He still wanted to continue, but the Australian physio and the umpires suggested him to leave the field.
Smith rescued Australia yet again after the visitors were in deep trouble with 102/5. He settled himself in and there were simply no way for the English bowlers to create trouble for the man in form Smith.
Australia now only trail by 40 runs according to the latest update. Smith is only 20 runs away from scoring his third hundred in a row and he will come to bat again if there is no damage is seen on his neck.
Watch Archer’s brutal bouncer to Smith:
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