The second Ashes Test between England and Australia is being played at the historic Lord’s Stadium. Australia is leading by 138 runs on the second day of the match. The second day ended with Steve Smith’s over. Smith can play the role of bowler for the Australian team on occasion. But he has expressed his desire not to bowl too much.
In the Lord’s Test, the Australian team scored 416 runs while batting first. In reply, England came into bat on the second day. In the last session of the second day, Australia’s key spinner Nathan Lyon was injured. Lai’s injury added to Australia’s worries. Because in the first test he took four wickets each in the first and second innings. Travis Head bowled five overs in Lion’s absence at Lord’s, while Steve Smith bowled the last over.
The chances of Lion bowling in the Lord’s Test after the injury are slim. In that case, part time bowlers like Head and Smith may have to fill his gaps. However, Smith has been seen neglecting his bowling in recent times and this is why he does not want to bowl much. “Hopefully, I won’t have to bowl too much. I am not working much on bowling. I think Travis Head has bowled well and can bowl more overs.”
Meanwhile, if you look at Smith’s performance in this Lord’s Test, he scored a century in the first innings. It was Smith’s 32nd century in his Test career. He scored 110 runs off 184 balls with the help of 15 fours. In terms of scoring the most centuries in Test cricket, Smith has now surpassed former Australia captain Steve Waugh with 32 Test centuries in his career. (Steve Smith expects not to bowl much in Lord’s Test after Nathan Lyon’s injury)
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