England captain Joe Root vows to make Steve Smith pay for laughing after first Ashes Test defeat: 'If that's not motivation I don't know what is'

England will use the image of Australia captain Steve Smith laughing at them after their thumping defeat in Brisbane as motivation to hit back here on Saturday in a second Test they cannot afford to lose.
The sight of Smith convulsing with giggles as team-mate Cameron Bancroft told a packed press conference how Jonny Bairstow 'head-butted' him has left England seething.
'If that's not motivation to our players, then seriously I don't know what is,' said captain Joe Root as England prepared for the pink-ball Test. 
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30 November 2017 in Sport, Views: 51
Source: Daily Mail

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