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Bairstow Sledge Steve Smith During 2nd Ashes Test; Gets Blunt Response in Return

During the third day of the 2nd Ashes 2023 test series, Jonny Bairstow’s sledging fails as Steve Smith was baffled by the words. The second Test Series between Australia and England commonly called Ashes, where Australia seemed to be in such control on Day 3 making England struggle.

Bairstow Sledge Steve Smith During Lord’s Test

The Australians were along 123/2 when Smith left a delivery from James Anderson, where Jonny Bairstow collected the ball. As Steve Smith was cool enough playing the match, Jonny Bairstow had tensed about the situation.

He tried to sledge Steve Smith which fails to create an impact making a funny comeback to Bairstow. Steve Smith was known for his polite mannerisms, before and after a delivery.  So after he shuffles back after leaving a delivery, Bairstow thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to throw stones at his mannerisms.

He told Steve Smith after collecting the ball, “I reckon you’re the next on Strictly Australia.”

Jonny did not know that the UK show “Strictly Coming Dancing” is telecasted in Australia by the name of Dancing With The Stars”.

But Steve Smith could not understand what his intentions were and replied, “What’s that?”

Bairstow then had to explain his sledge and said, “Bit of dancing for you.” Smith ended the conversation by saying “Wouldn’t have thought so.”

Steve Smith
Steve Smith(Image: CA)

The sledging didn’t hit the mark up to the extent. Speaking up after a day, Kevin Pietersen claimed the England players are being too friendly with Australian players. He said, “It’s all too easy and it’s all too nice.

Are you telling me, Ricky Ponting, in 2005 is going to be talking to Geraint Jones? You think Michael Vaughan is going to be standing next to Justin Langer and saying ‘Awesome mate, what a cool day …’?

“Are you joking? Are you absolutely joking? I just hope they’re in that dressing room now and the England coach is giving them the biggest hammering and saying ‘it’s not good enough, it’s absolutely not good enough!’.”

England vs Australia Men’s Ashes 2023

The Ashes 2023 started on June 27, 2023, at Edgbaston and will continue until it all comes to a head the fifth Ashes test, which concludes at the end of July 31, 2023.

England are with 1-0 down in the series. Another defeat would boost the odds heavily in Australians’ favour. But the victory levels up the scores making the series continue. They are neither completely fixed nor favourites ahead of the Ashes, but they are determined to register a record on home soil.

Australia have a 221 runs lead, and England would have to put more effort into turning the course of the match.

England started the day at 6/278 but were all out for 325, losing their final six wickets for a paltry 47 runs.

Australia then took the Test by the advantage as they made their way to 2/130 before play was called off on day three due to rain. England failed miserably in their attempts to dismiss Smith in the first innings, with the Steve Smith putting up a show scoring 110 runs.

During the 2nd session of Day 4, Australia scored 225 runs for 5 wickets loss and leads the inning by 316 runs. Cameron Green and Alex Carey stand at the crease on behalf of Australia’s batting lineup.

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