England is playing Australia in the 2nd Test of Ashes 2019 at Lord's Cricket Ground which started on Aug 14, 2019. Australian batsman Steve Smith was hit on his neck by a bouncer bowled by England pacer Jofra Archer when he was batting on 80 runs. We saw Twitter react in various ways to this incident, where Jofra Archer and Jos Butler were trolled for laughing at Smith when he was in pain lying on the pitch. Crowds even 'Boooeed' on Steve Smith when he was hit by Archer's fast and furious delivery. After this incident, the Australian Cricketers Association has released a statement where they condemn the crowd boorish behaviour. Steve Smith Hit by Jofra Archer's Lethal Bouncer During Ashes 2019 2nd Test, Twitterati Shares Video and Says 'Only Way to Dismiss Him' in a Match.
Australia currently leads the five matches Test series by 1-0, as they won the first match held at Birmingham by 251 runs. Steve Smith was awarded the Player of the Match award for his hundreds in both innings. Jofra Archer made his debut in the on-going 2nd Test Match. The first day of the current Test match was abandoned due to rain. Aussie won the toss and elected to bowl first in this game, England made 258 runs in their first inning, while Australia made 250 runs. Ashes 2019 Series: Concussion Rules Steve Smith Out of Remainder of Second Test at Lord’s.
Statement From Australian Cricketers Association
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) August 18, 2019
The on-going Test Match of Eng vs Aus will mostly end in a draw as England is still batting in their 2nd inning. Ben Stokes has scored a half-century. Steve Smith is indeed in good form as he scored 92 runs to help Australia reach 250 runs and save them from a possible defeat. Archer took two wickets in his International career first Test match.