The entire cricketing world must have had its heart in its mouth when a thunderbolt from Jofra Archer sent Steve Smith reeling on to the field. The battle between Steve Smith and Archer was much-awaited and it eventually resulted into the former walking off the field. Both the stars were having an enthralling battle at Lord’s in the second session of day four when the mishap took place.

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Archer was testing Smith with his express pace but the latter was heading towards his third consecutive ton of the Ashes. But on the second delivery of the 77th over, Archer’s delivery hit Smith right below his ear. As soon as Smith coped the blow, he fell on the ground as the players rushed towards him to check him out. Fortunately, Smith stood up but walked off the ground after scoring 80.

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The blow was so severe that the physios of both teams ran onto the field to check on him. Smith underwent a concussion test but his condition is still unknown.

Here is a clip of that incident when Steve Smith received the blow:

Another clip which shows Steve Smith getting up.

Before that bouncer, Smith had already needed medical attention when, on 70, he ducked into an Archer bouncer and was struck on the forearm. The blow caused huge, sudden swelling, with Smith unable to properly grip the bat.

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Talking about the game, Smith once again kept Australia in the game with yet another impressive knock. The former Australia batsman, who scored twin centuries in the first Ashes Test, was on 80 when he retired hurt. Australia were 203 for 6 when Smith walked off the field.