Plays begins in Ashes after rain delay, Smith still absent

AP - 08-18

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LONDON (AP) — Play has begun on Day 5 of the second Ashes test after a delay of 70 minutes because of rain — and Australia batsman Steve Smith has not taken the field. Smith briefly retired hurt Saturday after being hit on the side of the neck by a vicious delivery from England paceman Jofra Archer. He returned after 40 minutes off the field following concussion tests, adding 12 runs before getting out for 92.