News from Lord’s on the final morning was that Smith awoke with a headache and felt dizzy, leading to the decision to rule him out for the rest of the match.
Australia submitted a concussion replacement request with Marnus Labuschagne to be the direct substitute for Steve Smith. The new rule brought in at the start of the series allows the replacement full participation in the match.
With the short turn-around between Test matches, Smith’s availability for the 3rd Test at Headingley starting on Thursday is surely to be in doubt, which would be a huge blow for the visiting side.
England resumed the final day at 4/96, a lead of 104 with all outcomes still possible in the game despite losing a significant proportion of the match due to rain.