Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting heaped massive praise on England’s fast bowler Mark Wood over his match-winning performance in the third Ashes 2023 Test at Headingley in Leeds. Sharing his views on the right-arm pacer, he described Wood as a bit like two former Aussie pacers - Mitchell Johnson and Brett Lee
Harry Brook top-scored with 75 off 93, while Chris Woakes (32 not out) and Mark Wood (16 not out off 8) chipped in with handy contributions as England beat Australia by three wickets at Headingley to keep their Ashes 2023 hopes alive.
Thirteen wickets fell on the opening day of the third Ashes 2023 Test between England and Australia at Headingley Test on Thursday, July 6 as bowlers had a field day. England pacer Mark Wood, making a comeback to the playing eleven, literally breathed fire, claiming 5/34 in 11.4 overs as Australia were bowled out for 263 in 60.4 overs after being asked to bat.
England captain Ben Stokes scored a brilliant 155, but could not guide his side to victory in the second Ashes 2023 Test against Australia at Lord’s on Sunday, July 2. The left-hander struck nine fours and as many sixes in a belligerent knock to give England hopes of chasing down 371. However, the hosts could not stand up to the challenge after losing their captain and finished on 327 all-out.
England and Australia fought tooth and nail on Day 2 of the second Ashes 2023 Test at Lord’s on Thursday, June 29. At stumps on Day 2, the match was pretty much evenly poised. The day began with Australia resuming their first innings on 339/5. They would have been hoping for 500, but England did well to restrict them to 416, claiming the last five wickets for 77 runs.
England will be going in with an all-pace attack for the second Ashes 2023 Test, which begins at the iconic Lord’s in London on Wednesday, June 28. While off-spinner Moeen Ali, who struggled with a blistered finger at Edgbaston has been dropped, he has not been replaced by a slow bowler.
Seasoned Aussie left-arm seamer Mitchell Starc has asserted that he is ready to go if picked for the second Ashes Test against England at Lord's, which begins on Wednesday, June 28. Starc was dropped for the first Test at Edgbaston as Scott Boland was picked over him. However, the Australian management has given a strong indication that Starc might get the nod for the Lord’s game.
Australian captain Pat Cummins led from the front to his lift his team to a thrilling two-wicket win in the first Ashes 2023 Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Tuesday, June 20. Set to chase 281, Australia were in trouble at 227/8. However, a ninth-wicket unbeaten stand of 55 between Cummins (44 not out off 73) and Nathan Lyon (16 not out off 28) took Australia to a famous win.
Opener Usman Khawaja notched up his 15th Test hundred as Australia ended Day 2 of the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Saturday, June 17 at 311/5. Resuming their first innings at 14/0, Australia lost David Warner (9), Marnus Labuschagne (0) and Steven Smith (16) cheaply.