Published: Mon, August 19, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Australia's Smith ruled out of rest of test

Australia's Smith ruled out of rest of test

Smith is the first cricketer to be substituted out of an worldwide match.

Smith was batting on 80 in the 77th over of Australia's innings when he took his off a rising delivery from Archer.

"I'd love to be out there trying to keep performing and trying to help Australia to win another Test match but the right decision has been made and I'll be monitored very closely for the next few days".

"The movement I have on it is far better than I had yesterday".

"I was on the radio when it happened, and I found it quite hard to speak at the time because of the way Steve Smith hit the ground and lay there", he said.

Smith has been in superb form with the bat in the series.

"I haven't been to university, so I'm taking the advice - as Steven is - from our doctors".

"At any rate, the players have already served the toughest penalties in the history of cricket".

"But what the England players did well was that Jos Buttler rushed straight up to him, and though Jofra Archer went back to the crease and rubbed his hands in the dirt, he then walked over to make sure he was okay".

"I think it should be (mandatory)", he told The Australian newspaper.

Missing Smith will be a big blow for Australia.

Aussie coach Justin Langer said that the blow to Smith reminded him of the tragic death.

"But the one thing I like is that Archer didn't get Smith out".

While the majority of the Lord's crowd gave Smith - who has been the recipient of rough treatment from some England supporters throughout the series following his involvement in the 2018 ball-tampering scandal - a standing ovation when he made his way back out onto the field, some boos were audible, and Johnson was angered by such behaviour.

Smith was struck by a vicious bouncer from the bowling of Jofra Archer during the second Test at Lord's in London on Saturday.

Australian cricketer Steve Smith is considering using a neck guard, despite feeling "claustrophobic" when the attachment is clipped onto his helmet.

"I find it a little bit different to what I'm used to".

"It's obviously a quick turnaround between Test matches and I'm going to be assessed over the next five or six days, each day probably a couple of times., to see how I'm feeling and progressing", he said. "Archer was a bit shaken by it, he's a cool character, really calm, but you could tell in his eyes there was a little bit of concern there as well".

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