Australia's Steve Smith out of second Ashes Test with concussion

Smith was hit by a Jofra Archer bouncer on Saturday and although he resumed his innings after retiring hurt, further tests saw CA deem him unfit to play on Sunday.

Published: 18th August 2019 05:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2019 05:34 PM   |  A+A-

Steve Smith. (Photo | AP)

By AFP

LONDON: Australia's Steve Smith has been ruled out of the last day of the second Ashes Test against England at Lord's on Sunday with a concussion, Cricket Australia (CA) have announced.

Smith was hit by a Jofra Archer bouncer on Saturday and although he resumed his innings after retiring hurt, further tests saw CA deem him unfit to play on Sunday with his participation in the third Test, which starts on Thursday, also in doubt.

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Marnus Labuschagne became the first concussion substitute in Test history when, under new ICC regulations introduced for the World Test Championship, he was cleared to play in Smith's place.

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