England and Australia started their Ashes 2023 battle in England. English team have won the toss and elected to bat first. They shocked everyone by declaring after scoring 393/8 in the first innings, on day one. England ended up getting a slender lead of 7 runs. Australia have been bowled out for 386. Usman Khawaja scored 141 runs in their innings. Joe Root scored his 30th century for England in the first innings.
Day 3 has been majorly lost to rain. England came out with positive intent in their second innings too. Joe Root(46), Harry Brook(46), Ben Stokes(43) got starts but did not kick on to make a big one. England ended up scoring 273 runs in the second session of Day 4. They scored the said runs in 66.2 overs. Majority of wickets have gone trying to play some aggressive shots.
Nathan Lyon took 4 wickets by giving away 80 runs. Pat Cummins took 4 wickets by giving away 63 runs. Scott Boland(1/61), Josh Hazlewood(1/48) took England wickets for Australia. Australia have to make 281 runs to win the match on Day 4 and Day 5 pitch. England bowlers did not start very well as Australia by the time this article is published are on 26/0 in 8 overs.
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