England’s new bowling hero Jofra Archer said the support of the crowd was “heartwarming” as he took six for 45 in just his second Test as England bowled out Australia for just 179 on the first day of the Third Test at Headingley.
Archer served notice of his pace and potential during the World Cup and on his debut in the Second Test at Lord’s where he caused Australia’s key batsman Steve Smith to retire hurt after hitting him with a short ball.
Archer then followed up with his six-wicket haul on Thursday to leave England in the driving seat when they start their first innings on day two.
Australia batsman David Warner paid tribute to Jofra Archer and the England bowling attack after his side were dismissed for just 179 on the first day of the third Ashes Test at Headingley on Thursday.
Archer took 6-45 and Stuart Broad two for 32 as England dominated – Warner made 61 and Marnus Labuschagne top-scored with 74.
Warner described England’s, and especially Jofra’s, bowling as “world-class”.
“He bowled, I was just saying before, it’s a bit like how Dale Steyn with the new ball tried to use the conditions and then ramp it up when they need to. That was world class bowling at its best,” Warner said.
England’s tearaway fast bowler Jofra Archer showed a different side to his talents by bowling left-arm spin in the nets ahead of the third Ashes Test at Headingley.
The 24-year-old was responsible for sidelining Australia’s star batsmen Steve Smith in the second Test at Lord’s with 92 mph bouncer.
He showed a similar ferocity in the England nets on Tuesday when one of his short pitched balls hit opening batsmen Jason Roy
Joe Root’s side trail the series 1-0 and know a loss in Leeds would mean Australia retaining the Ashes urn.