Even a half-fit Smith proved to be a tough nut to crack for the English bowlers. He lasted for 145 deliveries before becoming the 8th Australian batsman to depart on the day. Although Archer didn't shy away from hailing Smith's temperament and batting prowess, he also suggested that it's the luck that favours him too whenever he plays a bad shot.
“It’s weird, you know. Every time he bats, I don’t know what it is. He literally cannot get out. If he plays a bad shot, the ball lands in no man’s and. For the whole series. Obviously he’s a good batter, he’s got a good temperament, but I don’t know what it is: the ball never ever goes to hand,” the pacer suggested.