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Steve Smith Head Injury: Watch Smith collapses after getting hit by Jofra Archer’s brutal delivery at Lord’s

Dixit Bhargav

Steve Smith Head Injury: Watch Smith collapses after getting hit by Jofra Archer's brutal delivery at Lord's

Steve Smith Head Injury: The Australian batsman was brutally hit on the uncovered part of the neck on Day 4 at Lord’s.

During the third day of the second Test of the ongoing 2019 Ashes series between England and Australia at Lord’s, Australia batsman Steve Smith walked off the ground after getting hit by a brutal Jofra Archer bouncer. Having coped the blow on the uncovered part of his neck, Smith immediately fell on the ground.

It was only a matter of seconds when the English players gathered around the Australian cricketer. Soon enough, medical teams of both the teams entered the ground to give immediate medical attention to Smith.

After a few-minute delay which saw the batsman going through the concussion Tests, it was eventually decided that Smith would walk off the ground. It is worth mentioning that it was a 154.66 kmph delivery which hit Smith on his neck.

Coming in to bat at No. 6 in the 23rd over, Smith was on his way to a third consecutive Test century. With Australia losing all their specialist batsmen, Smith made sure that he kept one end safe like he did in the first Test at Edgbaston.

At the time of walking off, Smith was batting on 80* (152). His innings was comprised of 11 fours. If further Test reveal that Smith has been concussed, he will take no further part in the match. It will become the first instance of a team using a concussion substitute since the new law has been brought into picture.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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