Maybe he is a bit of a cheat, but one has to admire this latest innings after being felled by the Archer bumper earlier in the series. A bit of the old Aussie, never say die, spirit. Something our sportsmen, and especially our cricketers, rarely exhibit.
And the cricketing gods seem to have decided Smith has done his penance. A top edge found the only bit of open space and in the very next over he edged to slip, only to get a no ball reprieve.
Still he handled Archer with so much time to spare, not an easy thing facing 90 mph deliveries.