There was a battle between a raw fast bowler and the best batsman in the world. The Jofra Archer and Steve Smith show was a reminiscence of that Allan Donald vs Michael Atherton one at Trent Bridge in 1998. But in the first round, Archer floored with a delivery which jumped wickedly to hit him badly. Smith left the field and Australia were in trouble.

Smith returned to bat and thus earning my tag as the Marvel Hero – who is hard to knock down no matter whatever you throw at him. He added a few more runs, which not only helped Australia to reduce the lead but most importantly, he had boosted the morale of the side immensely.

It seems Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Black Panther, Thor, and the Black Widow live inside Smith. You just can’t let him down anyway. He is becoming the invincible each second, each minute.

Pat Cummins and Peter Siddle have set jitters in the English batting lineup. The fight is on. The Test match is becoming an interesting one.

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