England opener Zak Crawley hammered a superb 189 off 182 balls, while Joe Root smashed 84 off 95 as the hosts gained control of the fourth Ashes 2023 Test against Australia at Old Trafford in Manchester on Thursday, July 20. Replying to Australia’s first innings total of 317, England went to stumps on Day 2 in a commanding position at 384/4.
Pacer Chris Woakes claimed 4/52 as England held Australia to 299/8 in 83 overs on Day 1 of the fourth Ashes 2023 Test at Old Trafford in Manchester on Wednesday, July 19. England bowled first after winning the toss and did a great job to claim eight Australian wickets although the visitors scored close to 300 runs
England captain Ben Stokes reckons that a rain-affected fourth Test match of Ashes 2023 at Old Trafford in Manchester will aid the hosts. According to Stokes, if weather shortens the game, it will suit England more because they know what they need to do.
Australian captain Pat Cummins has confirmed that there will be no changes in the team’s top-order for the fourth Ashes 2023 Test against England, which begins at Old Trafford in Manchester on Wednesday, July 19. The comments effectively mean that veteran opener David Warner will retain his place in the team despite recent failures putting a question mark over the same.
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.
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.