Steve is relieved

Australia captain Steve Smith admits he took a sleeping pill as he dealt with a bout of nerves on the eve of the final day of the second Ashes Test after his decision not to enforce the follow-on had given England a sniff of victory.

By TT Bureau in Adelaide
  • Published 7.12.17
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Adelaide: Australia captain Steve Smith admits he took a sleeping pill as he dealt with a bout of nerves on the eve of the final day of the second Ashes Test after his decision not to enforce the follow-on had given England a sniff of victory.

It all worked out in the end with Australia cantering to a 120-run victory to take a 2-0 lead in the series on Wednesday, but Smith conceded he might have had a sleepless night if he did not have a bit of pharmaceutical assistance.

"I had to take a sleeping pill last night. It has been a pretty tough 24 hours if I'm being honest. But we can breathe easy now," he said. Reuters

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