He did produced some thrill towards the end of the day.
The moment Third umpire informed the on-field umpires about the situation to not allow fast bowling, Pat Cummins signaled Steve Smith to bowl.
However Smith did bowl 2 overs earlier just before the new ball was due. But even though he hadn't managed a wicket in last 6 years. That was a big gamble but Patti decided to prefer Smith over Marnus. On the other hand Jack Leach was showing some class defensive skills, but Smith managed to get his wicket on the last ball. That was a big breakthrough for Kangaroos. Now 2 overs were remaining in the day and England were 9 down with the last pair of Anderson and Broad. So the scene was ecstatic as all the fielders surrounded the batsman in a circle leaving no margin for error.
Well Stuart Broad survived the second last over by Nathan Lyon who really tried hard at his home ground in Sydney. Although he managed to stop Broad from taking a single to take strike in the last over.
The real thrill was the last over by Steve Smith. The irony was that the Top batsman Smith was bowling and top bowler Anderson batting. That was a very unique experience as both of them are the best in the opposite roles than that they were forced into.
Jimmy survived while likes of Ben Stokes were closing their eyes in the dressing room, as each and every ball was so decisive for both the teams.
England finally survived marginally with some incredible display of fight till the last bowl.
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