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Steven Smith defends under-fire England coach

by Athar Ansari Dec 23, 2017 • 12:13 PM

Melbourne, Dec 22 (Cricketnmore) - Australia skipper Steven Smith came to the rescue of under-fire England coach Trevor Bayliss with the visitors already conceding the Ashes urn after trailing 0-3 in the five-match rubber.

Many England greats have put the blame on Bayliss for England's inability to put up a fight against the hosts, who are aiming for another 5-0 clean sweep - a feat the Kangaroos achieved four years ago.

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