Jofra Archer continues to dominate Australia team, after going wicketless in the first inning ongoing Ashes test, he has taken three wickets in the second inning. Archer has taken 16 wickets in the ongoing Ashes series so far. Steve Smith is the highest run-scorer in the Ashes 219 so far with 671 runs at an average of 134.20.
During the Australia inning, When Mathew Wade was batting, and Jofra Archer was bowling. Mathew Wade played a shot and went for the single, but when he moved for double Jofra Archer came in their Way.
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After scoring a double century, Steve Smith said,
“After I got caught off the no-ball, I switched myself back on and got back into where I needed to be. Generally when you score runs people try a few different tactics to you so you have to be switched on and adapt to those tactics that they’re throwing at you and get through them so I would say it changes throughout your innings.”
“I think we saw when Stuart Broad came on with the new ball, he bowled some really nice lengths and beat my bat on the outside a couple of times and I got an inside edge to fine leg. He was quite challenging when he hit that length. For them to go as short as they did and as early as they did with the new ball, softened that ball up and played into our hands.”
“Then out in the middle, you have to adapt to whatever is thrown at you. You might have noticed when Overton was bowling really wide to me, and I was just going a mile across and staying almost front on and felt like I was playing a bit of French cricket for a bit, just covering my stumps. If they got straight, I was going to score, if not I was waiting on a half-volley or a short one to put away, and just tried to stay patient.
“If you look at the best players around the world, they sum up what people are trying to do and adapt to it and are willing to change and have the confidence to change what they are doing to get the right outcome.”