Batsman Steve Smith was hit with a bouncer from Archer during the match
Jofra Archer speaks up on the recent accident of Steve Smith during the second Test of the Ashes 2019 series. Australia batsman Smith was hit by Jofra’s bouncer on the chin. Jofra bowled at a fast speed 92.4 mph. Smith was knocked to the ground after he was hit and was looked at by medical staff.
Smith was checked for a concussion but was deemed well by medical staff. He went on to bat again later. The accident happened on the fourth day of the second Test match between Australia and England. Archer was criticized after the accident because he did not try to check up on Smith after he went down.
Archer spoke up about the accident after the match. He said he did not enjoy watching Smith getting carried off the field. ‘To see him go down, everyone stopped and everyone’s heart skipped a beat. After he got up he was moving around and you breathe a sigh of relief. No one wants to see anyone being carried off on a stretcher,’ Archer stated. The bowler was seen walking up to teammate Jost Buttler after Smith’s accident. Smith continued to bat for the second Test of the Ashes 2019 series, with a chance of achieving his third consecutive century. Chris Woakes blocked Smith at 92.
The second Test of the Ashes series concluded yesterday, August 18. The match was a draw, with Ben Stokes named as the Player of the Match. The third Test of the series starts on August 22. It will be held at Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds, England. Check the future Match odds of the Ashes 2019 series at Betwala.
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