Again Steve Smith becomes the nightmare for England and scores his 8th fifty-plus score in the Ashes test. Recently, He becomes the number one test batsman. At the end of day one of fourth ashes test, Steve Smith was batting on 60 runs, and Australia were on 170 runs with the loss of 3 wickets. During the match, A strong wind came, and a beach ball came on the ground then Steve Smith paddle-sweeps beach ball to the boundary to make the crowd go ballistic.
Here the Video of Steve Smith paddle-sweeps beach ball
Before the start of the fourth Ashes test, England fast bowler Stuart board warns Steve Smith.
“It was a really tasty bit of cricket at Lord’s. Smith was on 80, playing beautifully, and Jofra went from 84mph to 95mph. He was really charging in. That sort of cricket is awesome to watch on the telly or from the stands, but when you’re stood at mid-on, it’s pretty special. Hopefully, we can have a battle like that again. The dream is someone nicks him off the first ball, and Jofra doesn’t get to bowl at him, but he doesn’t average 60-odd for nothing. There will be a period in this game where those two come together again and – touch wood – I’m on the pitch to view it,” Stuart Board said.
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Justin Langer said: “When you get hit, there’s always a little voice on your shoulder. I also know about Steve Smith and the really good players, you’ve got to have strategies to score runs and not get out – it’s the same to not get hit. He works the game out better than anyone I’ve ever met in my life. He would’ve thought long and hard about it. If anyone’s going to get over any little demons, it’ll be Steven.”
“[Smith] has got a bit more skill than me with the bat, so it probably won’t affect him. I don’t think I’ve ever played in a series where so many people have been hit in the head. It feels like the doctors are running out every ten overs, doesn’t it? But that’s part of Test cricket. You bowl a bouncer not to hit someone in the head; you bowl a bouncer to manoeuvre footwork and change momentum of body weight. But your best bouncer is directed over leg stump and at the head, unfortunately. If it hits, fortunately, the helmets have got really good. They are much better now,” The Australia coach added.