The veteran refused to agree that sledging is a part of the game.
Twitterati was disappointed that Joe Denly missed out on his maiden Test century by a whisker.
Under Root, England have failed to win two successive Ashes series.
Smith had to dive to reach the crease due to Bairstow's actions.
England, on the other hand, lost their sheen in the Tests in a bid to win the World Cup.
Smith and Leach were found talking to each other at the end of the first day of The Oval Test.
Sam Curran was also highly impressive with the ball.
Joe Root completed 7000 Test runs when he reached 35 on day 1 of the Oval Test.
Australia bowled well on a day where the pitch was good for batting to restrict England to 271/8.
Marsh pulverized the England batting lineup at the KIA Oval.