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Ashes 2019: England’s nightmare Steve Smith returns… and he’s seeing them like watermelons

Fox Sports Australia – Smith missed day five of the second Ashes Test then was ruled out of the third Test after being struck on the neck by a Jofra Archer bouncer at Lord’s.

Summary

  • Smith missed day five of the second Ashes Test then was ruled out of the third Test after being struck on the neck by a Jofra Archer bouncer at Lord’s.
  • Get your 14-day free trial >England veteran Stuart Broad has promised there will be no respite from Archer, who is “excited to continue that battle” after a public tit-for-tat between the express paceman and Smith.
  • A two-paced pitch kept Smith on his toes during Australia’s first training session since the squad arrived in Manchester for the fourth Test, which begins on Wednesday.
  • Smith was the last batsman to leave the nets after a 30-minute solo session with Langer.
  • Broad hoped Smith developed a bit of rust during his enforced stint on the sidelines after starting the series with knocks of 144, 142 and 92.


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