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Jofra Archer Gives England Something To Cheers As He Returns Beachball From Steward

Jofra Archer Gives England Something To Cheers As He Returns Beachball From Steward

Jofra Archer is already a legend for England cricket fans after his exploits at the World Cup and now he's given fans something to cheer on one of their worst days in a long time.

The World Cup winner is currently appearing in The Ashes third Test, where England find themselves in trouble, and though the sun was shining on Headingley it was a gloomy day for Joe Root's team and their supporters.

However Archer came to the rescue of the Western Terrace when he took a beach ball off a steward, that the steward had confiscated, and returned it to the fans, starting chants of 'Arise Sir Jofra.'

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The Barbados born fast bowler became eligible for England at the beginning of the summer and soon became the hero of the World Cup, bowling the winning Super Over in the final.

He wasn't fit for the first Test against Australia but made his Test debut in the second match at Lord's last weekend.

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His aggressive bowling rattled the Australians and he hit Steve Smith on the head, causing the former captain to miss the second innings and next Test because of concussion.

The Sussex player took six wickets in the first innings in Leeds to help dismiss Australia for 179 but England's reply on the second day was embarrassing, with the side being bowled out for just 67 on a day that looked perfect for batting.

England's top scorer was Joe Denly with 12 and the hosts lasted just 27.5 overs before they were back in the changing room and getting ready to bowl again.

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Archer again opened the bowling with Stuart Broad but the 24-year-old wasn't able to make a telling contribution before running to the aid of the giant inflatable watermelon and the crowd who wanted it back.

Should England lose the third Test, which seems likely at the moment, then Australia would retain the Ashes, leading 2-0 in the series with two matches to play.

At least Archer gave the fans something to cheer about on Friday.

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