Ashes 2023: Steve Smith hits back with a blunt response to Jonny Bairstow’s sledge attempt
Australia maintained a commanding position on the third day of the second Ashes 2023 Test against England at Lord’s in London. The day witnessed Australia’s dominance and England’s struggle as they faltered under pressure.
Starting the day at 278/6, England’s hopes of building a solid total were dashed as the Australian bowling attack tore through their tail. In a dramatic collapse, England lost their final six wickets for a mere 47 runs, eventually being bowled out for 325.
With the momentum firmly in Australia’s favor, they seized control of the Test match and reached 130/2 before rain interrupted play, forcing an early end to proceedings on day three. However, before the weather intervened, England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow attempted to get under the skin of Australian star Steve Smith, bu