Australian off-spinner spinner Nathan Lyon has stated that he did not see any Bazball played by England in the first two Ashes 2023 Tests, which the hosts lost. England struggled against Lyon in the first Test, losing eight wickets to the off-spinner.
England's Test coach Brendon McCullum has clarified that he is open to having a beer with the Australia team. He stated that his earlier comment over not wanting to have a drink with the Aussies in the wake of Jonny Bairstow’s controversial stumping during the Lord's Test was misconstrued.
Chris Woakes claimed 4/50 while Moeen Ali picked up 3/76 as England beat Australia by 49 runs in the fifth and final Test of Ashes 2023 to draw the series 1-1. Although Australia retained the urn, England will be delighted with their fightback after losing the first two Tests.
Australia Test captain Pat Cummins has admitted that it’s a nice feeling to retain the Ashes urn. However, he made it clear that the visitors are fully focused on winning Ashes 2023 by clinching the last Test of the series at the Kennington Oval in London.
England captain Ben Stokes admitted that the weather-enforced draw in the fourth Ashes 2023 Test at Old Trafford in Manchester is a tough to take. He, however, added that it’s a part and parcel of the game, stating that they will now look to finish on a high in the last Test at the Kennington Oval in London.
Under-pressure England keeper-batter Jonny Bairstow struck 99 not out off 81, while Mark Wood picked up 3/17 as the hosts continued to assert their dominance over Australia in the fourth Ashes 2023 Test at Old Trafford in Manchester. After extending their first innings from 384/4 to 592, England then reduced Australia to 113/4 by stumps on Day 3 on Friday, July 21.
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.