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Woakes hopeful Archer has Smith sussed

AAP Australian Sports – Chris Woakes is hopeful Jofra Archer has worked out Steve Smith after the England debutant produced a stunning spell of fast bowling on day four of the second Ashes Test.

Summary

  • Chris Woakes is hopeful Jofra Archer has worked out Steve Smith after the England debutant produced a stunning spell of fast bowling on day four of the second Ashes Test.
  • Smith returned to the crease on 80 and added 12 more runs before Woakes trapped him lbw as Australia were bowled out for 250 in response to England’s 258.
  • England lead by 104 runs going into the last day after closing on 4-96 with all three results possible on what is forecast to be a warm and sunny day in London.
  • “It took a serious spell of bowling from Jofra to get Steve out of his bubble, because so far in this series he’s been incredible.
  • Australia coach Justin Langer said he expects England to target Smith with the short ball for the rest of the series but backed his star player to deal with what is thrown at him.

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