• Smith scored 80 despite being dosed up on cold remedies
• Archer hopeful England can force victory in final Ashes Test
Jofra Archer had a feeling something was not right with Steve Smith on day two at the Oval. And at the close of play, after the lowest score of what has been astonishing Ashes series from the right-handed run machine, the mystery was solved.
Smith, who finally missed a straight one to fall leg-before to Chris Woakes for 80 in the evening session, revealed that he had been dosed up on cold remedies all day. “I’ve been struggling a little bit. I’ve got a little bit of the flu,” he said.