Former Australia skipper Steve Smith suffered a nasty blow on his head on day four of the 2nd Ashes Test against England at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. The injury reminded everyone of the destructive blow that caused Phil Hughes’ life for a moment.

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Smith, who was at his task once again reviving Australia’s innings after losing a few wickets early. He partnered the lower-order to help the Aussies post a challenging total. Meanwhile, England debutant Jofra Archer targetted Steve Smith’s body in a bid to get him out. The drama unfolded after the lunch, with Archer steaming in from the Pavilion End and bowling one of the fastest spells ever seen at Lord’s.

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Batting on 70, Smith ducked into a fierce bouncer from Archer that cannoned into his left forearm. Smith dropped his bat, walked to the side of the pitch as the bruised area began to swell rapidly. He took a painkiller had the area strapped with a compression bandage and wore an armguard as he continued to struggle in massive pain. But 10 runs later the significantly more severe blow when Steve Smith dropped his eye to an almost 150 kmph hit him below his helmet in the neck.

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The right-handed batsman immediately fell and removed his helmet as the Lord’s crowd let out a collective gasp while the Australian medical staff rushed out to the middle. Steve Smith insisted on continuing but after consulting with the physio. Soon after the incident, Jofra Archer was seen sharing a laugh with Jos Buttler while the England crowd booed the batsman. The reaction of the England fans didn’t go well with the fans from the globe who slammed them badly.

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