Australia and England are playing Ashes 2023 in England. In 2005, Australia in a close chase lost to England with 2 runs at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Now, the World Test Champion, has reversed the result at same ground in another close chase. Australia won the match by 2 wickets. Captain Pat Cummins took wickets in both the innings and also helped his team with bat.
Australia needed to chase down 281 in the 4th innings in 2005 too. England has put same target 281 runs in 2023 Ashes First Test. 2005 Test has become a classic in Ashes History. Even 2023 Test with the chase has become a classic. England almost looked in driver’s seat at 227/8 in the 81st over. Australia captain Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon have put on 55 runs partnership in 12 overs for a memorable victory.
Ollie Robinson and Stuart Broad have tried hard to get the last two wickets with new ball. Usman Khawaja fell after scoring 65 runs. Cameron Green scored 28 and Alex Carey scored 20. Pat Cummins scored 44 and Nathan Lyon scored 16 runs for Australia for undefeated 9th wicket. Ollie Robinson(2/43), Stuart Broad(3/64), Moeen Ali(1/57), Joe Root(1/43) and Ben Stokes(1/9) took wickets for England. Australia scored 282/8 on a riveting final day, especially, final hours to register a famous win.
Usman Khawaja scored 141 and 65 runs in both the innings. He has been awarded Player of the Match for his performance. Australia have drawn first blood in the test series. England captain and coach stated that they don’t regret declaring on first Day. Many people thought England might repeat history like in 2005. But Australia did not let the history repeat with their pure grit and determination.
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