Jofra Archer cements England hero status by snatching inflatable from Ashes steward


Jofra Archer snatched a confiscated inflatable from a steward and returned it to the crowd to cement his England hero status further during the third Ashes Test against Australia.

The England star has won over even more fans with his latest antics – not that he needed it.

Just 24 hours after he took six wickets in the first innings, the fast bowler sprinted over the the boundary while he was fielding once again.

The 24-year-old had noticed the England fans booing a steward who was taking away an inflatable watermelon, which was about to meet its doom.

But hero Archer stepped in to save the day so it could be punched into the air forever more by the England faithful.

And that led to mass cheers from those in attendance at Headingley.

However, the home fans did not have much other to cheer on Friday as England were bowled all out for a measly 67.

Archer had put the hosts into a commanding position after he bowled six wickets to dismiss the tourists for 179 on Thursday.

And the Sussex ace was delighted with him impact on the first day of the third Test.

“I’m over the moon actually,” the bowler told Sky Sports after the first day’s play.

“I thought I bowled well at Lord’s but Lord’s you bowl a lot of good balls sometimes without any rewards.

“I’m just glad I got some reward today.

“It wasn’t a plan [to bowl slower] or left over [from Lord’s].

“It was a steep hill, strong wind.

“I believe if I put the ball in a good area I will get wickets, even if I’m bowling 88 or 87 [mph].”


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