The match between England and Australia became very exciting (PC: AFP)
New Delhi. Australia’s captain Pat Cummins blew England’s baseball to pieces. On the basis of Cummins’s innings, Australia has snatched victory from the mouth of England. By winning the first Ashes Test by 2 wickets, Australia has also taken a 1-0 lead in the series. In fact, while playing baseball cricket, England had declared their innings by scoring 393 runs for 8 wickets on the very first day of the match. After which Australia’s first innings was all out for 386 runs. Cummins’ team gave England a chance to take a lead of just 7 runs in the first innings.
After this, the Australian bowlers bundled out England’s second innings for 273 runs and with this Australia got a target of 281 runs to win. In response to the target, Australia’s start was very bad. He lost three wickets in the last session of the fourth day itself. The last day’s play also started late due to rain. The first session of the 5th day was completely washed away due to rain.
Khawaja again handled the innings
The Australian team started the 5th day playing ahead of 107 runs. Australia had lost 3 wickets on the previous day itself. On the last day, Australia needed 174 runs to win, while England needed 7 wickets. Usman Khawaja extended his innings by 34 runs and Scott Boland by 13 runs. Khawaja, who scored 141 runs in the first innings, once again handled the Australian innings. He hit 65 runs. Australia got the first blow of the last day in the form of Scott Boland. Boland got out after scoring 20 runs. After his dismissal, Travis Head was also dismissed after scoring 16 runs.
The English team was seen making a comeback
The English team seemed to be making a comeback as soon as Head’s wicket fell. England also did not allow Cameron Green and Alex Carey to last long. Green got out after scoring 28 runs. Although Khawaja was standing at one end, but after Green’s dismissal, Ben Stokes bowled him. After Khawaja, Carrie also returned to the pavilion after scoring 20 runs. Australia had lost 8 wickets for 227 runs. The match also seemed to be going in Stokes’ account, but the real thrill of the first Test was yet to come.
last 40 minutes of excitement
The real thrill of the first test was seen in the last 40 minutes. Australian captain Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon were at the crease. Australia scored 51 runs in 15 overs to win. After this, Cummins did the attacking batting.