LONDON – Steve Smith was out for 92 after being forced to retire hurt by a Jofra Archer bouncer as England bowled out Australia for 250 at tea on the fourth day of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s on Saturday.
Smith, on 80, was struck on the neck by a short ball and fell to the ground before leaving the field for treatment.
The right-hander returned about 40 minutes later, and added 12 runs before he was trapped lbw by Chris Woakes.
Australia were eight runs behind England after a gripping session dominated by a hostile spell by Archer on his Test debut.
The Barbados-born pace bowler removed Tim Paine for 23, caught at short leg by Jos Buttler, and hit Smith on the arm before another rapid delivery struck the same batsman’s neck.