ENG vs AUS / Pat Cummins's Ben Stokes caught his breath, AUS needed 174 runs and ENG needed 7 wickets.

Zoom News : Jun 20, 2023, 08:06 AM
ENG vs AUS: By returning in the first Test of the Ashes series, England has made the match very high voltage. At one time it seemed that Australia had blown the air out of their baseball, but by the end of the day's play, England had stopped Australia's breath. On the fourth day, England set a target of 281 runs for victory in front of Australia. In response to which Pat Cummins' team has scored 107 runs at the loss of 3 wickets till the end of the day's play. Where Australia needs 174 runs to win. At the same time, England needs 7 wickets.

Australia will have to score 174 runs on the last day to win, but the English bowlers are in full attacking mood. In such a situation, the last day of the first test will not be easy for Australia. In fact, English captain Ben Stokes had declared the first innings at 393/8 on the very first day while playing baseball cricket. After which Australia scored 386 runs in their first innings. He gave the English team a chance to take a lead of only 7 runs in the first innings.

Game reversed in the third session

In the second innings, the World Test champion Australia had put pressure. Cummins was seen turning water on all the strategy of Stokes. The Australian bowlers also bundled out England's second innings for 273 runs. Stokes' decision seemed to be proved wrong when the England batsmen flopped, but Oli Robinson and Stuart Broad turned the game around in the third session.

3 big shocks to Australia

Robinson gave Australia the first blow in the last innings as David Warner. Warner got out after scoring 36 runs. After this, Broad stopped the innings of Marnus Labushen for 13 runs. A few minutes before the end of the day's play, Broad gave Australia a third blow in the form of Steve Smith. Smith was able to score only 6 runs. Bairstow caught the catch of all the three batsmen behind the wicket. Usman Khawaja scored 34 runs and Scott Boland scored 13 runs.

England batsman flopped

Earlier, England started the fourth day playing ahead by 28 runs. England had lost 2 wickets on the previous day itself. After the dismissal of Ollie Pope, Joe Root (46), Harry Brook (46) and captain Stokes (43) tried their best to handle the innings by adding some runs, but none of the three converted their innings into big scores. Found and England's second innings was reduced to 273 runs.