Ashes 2023 ENG Vs AUS 1st Test Report: Australia has won by 2 wickets in the first Test of Ashes 2023 being played between Australia and England. Chasing the runs, Australian captain Pat Cummins scored an unbeaten 44* and gave the team victory by hitting a four on the last ball. At the same time, Usman Khawaja played the biggest innings of 65 runs for the team. Broad took the maximum 3 wickets from England. Due to rain, the last day’s play started from the second session.
After the rain, Australia was given a target of 174 runs in 67 overs on the last day i.e. fifth day. By the end of the fourth day, Australia’s team had lost 3 wickets. Therefore, Australia had to score 174 runs on the last day with 7 wickets in hand. The Kangaroo team won the first Test of Ashes 2023 by achieving the target with 2 wickets in hand.
Cummins and Nathan Lyon made a half-century partnership
Australian captain Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon played an important role in helping Australia win this match with their batting. While batting at number nine, Australian captain Pat Cummins scored 44* with the help of 4 fours and 2 sixes and while batting at number 10, Nathan Lyon scored 16* with 2 fours. Both shared a 55* run partnership for the 9th wicket.
this is how the whole match went
England won the toss and decided to bat first and declared the innings by scoring 393 runs for 8 wickets. Former captain Joe Root played an inning of 118 runs for the team. During this, Australian bowler Nathan Lyon took 4 wickets and Josh Hazlewood took 2 wickets. Apart from this, Scott Boland and Cameron Green took 1-1 wickets.
After this, the Australian team scored 386 runs in their first innings. For the team, Usman Khawaja scored 141 runs with the help of 14 fours and 3 sixes. During this, English bowler Stuart Broad and Robinson took 3-3 wickets. Apart from this, spinner Moin Ali took 2 wickets. At the same time, captain Ben Stokes and James Anderson took 1-1 wickets.
The England team, which came on the field for its second innings, was reduced to 273 runs. In this innings, Australian bowler Nathan Lyon and captain Pat Cummins took 4-4 wickets. At the same time, Josh Hazlewood and Scott Boland got 1-1 success. After this, chasing 281 runs, Australia won by 2 wickets.
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