Steve Smith accused of mocking Jack Leach during Australia’s Ashes celebrations

Steve Smith accused of mocking Jack Leach during Australia’s Ashes celebrations


 Steve Smith has been accused of taking a swipe at England’s Jack Leach in Australia’s celebrations after winning the Ashes  The Aussie batsman was involved in some boozy on-pitch antics two hours after Sunday’s victory, reports the Sun  Australia headed back out onto the field in full whites along with beers before mocking their England counterparts  Nathan Lyon started things off with a speech which included an expletive rant aimed at the press, before Smith got in on the act  Stepping into the centre of the teams huddle, he wiped a pair of glasses similar to ones worn by Leach, before pretending to bat left-handed like the England star  His Australia teammates burst into laughter in a response to England’s celebrations after the Headingley victory a fortnight ago  After Leach had scored one run not out to accompany hero Ben Stokes’ match-winning century at the crease, the 28-year-old had then re-enacted his single out on the pitch in the celebrations  The video of him performing the run between the wickets went viral, but the Aussies have had the last laugh  Reacting to Smith’s impression, the Australian’s shouted “come back Smithy” and “no ball” in a sly dig at Leach’s failed attempt to get the batsman out at Old Trafford  They also sang songs including one chant which went: “Who did we beat? England. How did we do it? Easy” before doing press-ups  Australia retained the Ashes after bowling England all out for 197.  They now lead the series 2-1 with just one test remaining, leaving England no chance of wrestling back the urn  Captain Joe Root insisted he is “definitely” still the man to lead England, and vowed to bounce back from the defeat  “Whenever you lose a series it hurts,” Root said.  “I have to take that on the chin You have to look at areas you want to get better at both in yourself and as a team  “We are in the position we are and we have to make the most of that. I have been given a fantastic opportunity to captain the Test side and will continue to work very hard at doing my best at that ”

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