The Ashes: Aussies warned Archer and Broad want revenge after Lord’s bouncer barrage


JOFRA ARCHER and Stuart Broad want revenge against Australia after England succumbed to a bouncer barrage.

The home batsmen were roughed up by short stuff from the Aussies as they fell to 258 all out in the Second Test at Lord’s.

Jofra Archer England
Jofra Archer is ready to punish Australia with 92mph bouncers on Friday
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Stuart Broad bowled David Warner for three as England got a breakthrough before close
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Broad bowled David Warner for three before the tourists closed day two on 30-1.

But Rory Burns, who top scored for England with 53, warned: “Jofra copped a fair few so is probably looking forward to getting his own back.

“Luckily we can dish out some of our own in this game as well.”

Chris Woakes was smashed on the helmet by Pat Cummins and then caught behind trying to pull him two balls later.

Plus Burns was struck on the arm twice in three balls by Cummins, who then got him in his next over with another short ball — thanks to a wonder catch by Cameron Bancroft at short leg.

Archer was also out to a Cummins bumper and Joe Denly was hit on the lid by Josh Hazlewood.

Opener Burns, 28, added: “It’s always nice to get into a scrap.

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Archer didn’t take a wicket in his first six overs of Test cricket but will be dangerous on Friday
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“I got two in the same spot — but it’s just about getting in amongst it and trying to tough things out.

“I’ve batted a few balls so far in this series and they are looking at different ways of getting me out.

“Nathan Lyon ran past me this morning and mentioned it within about three balls — so I was prepared for what I was getting.

“It’s quite an obvious tactic, the boys are preparing for it.

“It’s a good battle and we have some boys in our armoury that can do the same things.”

In Australia’s reply, Warner went cheaply — but Cameron Bancroft and Usman Khawaja battled to the close.

Archer failed to get a wicket in his first six overs in Test cricket despite bowling at 92mph.

Australia spinner Lyon added: “They have a world-class bowling attack.  It is going to be challenging. But it’s Test cricket, that’s why we play it.

Rory Burns England
Rory Burns top-scored for England with 53 as they were bowled out for 258
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Hazelwood Australia
Josh Hazlewood took 3-58 for Australia in England’s first innings
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“It’s Jofra’s first Test but he’s a world-class bowler – the whole world knows that.

“Me personally, I want to challenge myself against the best players in the world.

“Even though I can’t really bat, I will go out and give it a go.”


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