AUSTRALIA star Steve Smith has been accused of mocking Jack Leach during his team's Ashes-winning celebrations on Sunday evening.

Smith, who has enjoyed an exceptional series with 671 runs in five innings, reportedly donned a pair of spectacles, wiped them and shadow batted left-handed in the middle of a team huddle at Old Trafford.

The Sun report that this was "to much laughter from his pals", who also shouted "no-ball" and "come back Smithy" in reference to Leach overstepping during a delivery which Smith edged to slip in Australia's first innings of the fourth Test.

Leach gained notoriety for wiping his glasses and later recreating his single after his one not out in England's one-wicket win at Headingley earlier in the series, with this stunt appearing to represent the Australian response.

It has not gone down well with England supporters, some of whom have suggested Leach should "turn up with sandpaper" to the fifth Test.

Smith had been complimentary about the character shown with the bat by Leach and his Somerset teammate Craig Overton earlier in the day, calling Overton's three-hour vigil "brilliant" in an immediate post-match interview.

A spokesman for the Australian team has claimed that Smith's glasses were not to mock Leach but instead referencing Chris Rogers, the former Somerset captain and Australia opener.