Australia beat England by 5 wickets in first ashes test: The first Test match of the 2023 Ashes series was played between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Before this Test, there was a lot of discussion about England’s ‘baseball’. It was believed that it was impossible to beat England in a Test match at home. However, Australia blew away England’s baseball. Australia defeated England by two wickets in the first Test of the Ashes series.
Even though Australia defeated England in the first Test of the Ashes series, the excitement of this match crossed all limits. Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon gave Australia the victory with their batting. With this, the Kangaroos took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
England declared their first innings by scoring 393 runs. After this Australia had scored 386 runs in their first innings. In the second innings, England scored 273 runs and set a target of 281 runs in front of Australia, which the visiting team achieved by losing eight wickets in the last moments of the match.
This was the condition of the first test
Electing to bat first after winning the toss, the England team declared the first innings by scoring 393 runs thanks to Joe Root 118 and Johnny Bairstow 78. Nathan Lyon took four wickets for Australia. After this, despite a bad start, Australia scored 386 runs in their first innings. Usman Khawaja played a brilliant inning of 141 runs for the Kangaroos. At the same time, Alex Carey played important innings of 66 and Travis Head scored 50 runs. Oli Robinson and Stuart Broad took three wickets each for England.
After getting a lead of seven runs in the first innings, England scored 273 runs in the second innings. This time no batsman could score a half-century for England. Joe Root and Harry Brook scored 46-46 runs. At the same time, Ben Stokes played an inning of 43 runs. In this way, England gave the target of 281 runs to the visiting team.
This time Australia got a solid start by David Warner and Usman Khawaja. There was an opening partnership of 61 runs. However, after this wickets kept falling at regular intervals. At one stage Australia had lost 5 wickets at 143 and 8 wickets at 227. Then it seemed that England would easily win this match, but Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon did not let the wicket fall after this and spoiled England’s plans. Cummins returned unbeaten after scoring 44 and Lyon 16 runs. Both made a match-winning partnership of 54 runs for the 9th wicket.
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Ashes Series: All limits of excitement crossed in the first Test, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon won Australia with the bat