Joffra Archer admitted - Steve Smith cannot be out
Despite hurting Steve Smith with his bouncer ball in the Lord's Test, English fast bowler Jofra Archer, who has failed to dismiss him so far, believes that the Australian player cannot be dismissed.
Archer, who appeared in front of the media after the end of the second day of the Oval Test, said, "It's weird because whenever he bats, I don't know what but he doesn't get out. If he plays a bad shot too Then the ball falls where there is no fielder. "
Archer continued, "Obviously that good batsman, his temperament is good but I don't know what it is.The ball is never in a (fielder) hand. "Australia need to play exceptional cricket to win Ashes series in England: Ricky Ponting
On the second day of the match, Smith scored 80 runs off 145 balls. Smith was lbw out by all-rounder Chris Woakes in the 62nd over. Significantly, Smith is out for the third time in this series against the Volks. Earlier, Smith was dismissed by Vox in the Birmingham and Lords Tests.
The 80 runs scored at the Oval is Smith's lowest ever score in this series. Archer also admitted that Smith did not appear in his natural form on the second day. He said, "Actually, he didn't look like himself today. Maybe it could only be my guess but he didn't look like it usually is."
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This fear of Archer turned out to be correct. Smith was batting despite having the flu on the second day of the Oval Test. After the match, he said, "I was struggling a little bit today. I had a little flu. But I was taking cold and flu medicine all day and trying to stay as focused as possible."