The Ashes Series Third Test

Ashes Series 2019

England’s squad for Ashes series 2019:

Joe Root(C)Ben Stokes(VC)Joe Denly
Jhony Bairstow(WK)Rory BurnsMoeen Ali
Olly StoneJos ButtlerJofra Archer
Chris WoakesStuart BroadSam Curran

Key Players:

Joe Root:

Joe Root is an English Cricketer who is the current captain of the England Test team. He has also represented Yorkshire domestically. He is currently ranked sixth in the Test batting and eighth in the ODI batting ranking according to the International Cricket Council. Root was a part of England’s squad that won the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. He was originally a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off-spinner. With a similar playing style to former English player Michael Vaughan. Moreover, he has played the majority of his cricket for England in the middle order.

 

Career Statistics:

CompetitionsTestODIFCLA
Matches84136139169
Runs scored6,8945,57910,7716,464
Batting average48.2051.6549.1847.88
100/50s16/4316/3126/5815/38
Top score254133*254133*
Balls bowled2,0401,3543,8711,941
Wickets20204034
Bowling average49.3065.4549.9553.17
5 wickets in innings0000
10 wickets in innings0000
Best bowling2/93/524/53/52
Catches/stumping91/-65/-130/-72/-

Jhony Bairstow:

Jhony Bairstow is an England international cricketer who plays Internationally for England and domestically for Yorkshire. He is a right-handed opening wicket-Keeper batsman. He is the only England wicket-Keeper batsman twice to claim nine dismissals in the Test match against South Africa in January 2016, and against Sri Lanka in May 2016. In 2016, he set the record of most dismissals(70) by a wicket-Keeper in a calendar year. In the same year, he also set the record of most runs by a wicket-Keeper batman in a single year. He was a part of the England team who won the ICC cricket world cup 2019.

Career Statistics:

CompetitionsTestODIT20FC
Matches667430177
Runs scored3902286151311448
Batting average36.1247.6827.0044.37
100s/50s6/219/110/324/62
Top score167*141*68246
Balls bowled6
Catches/stumpings170/1134/228/0456/22

Stuart Broad:

Stuart Broad is an English cricketer who plays Test for England and former ODI and T20 captain. He is a right-arm seam bowler and a left-handed batsman. And began his professional career at Leicestershire, the team attached to his school Oakham school. He was awarded the man of the match in the fifth Test of Ashes 2009 at the Oval, after figures of 5/37 in the afternoon session of the second day. On 30 July 2011, at Nottingham against India he achieved a test match hat -trick in the process of gaining his best figures of 6/46.

Career Statistics:

CompetitionsTestODIT20FC
Matches12912156213
Runs scored3,1285291185,098
Batting average19.1912.307.3720.07
100/50s1/120/00/01/24
Top score16945*18*169
Balls bowled26,3746,109117340,233
Wickets45417865746
Bowling average28.7430.1322.9327.54
5 wickets in innings171029
10 wickets in innings2003
Best bowling8/155/234/248/15
Catches/stumping42/-27/-21/-78/-

Chris Woakes:

Chris Woakes is an England international cricketer who plays for Warwickshire and England. He is a right-handed batsman. Who bowls right-arm fast. And, he also topped Warwickshire ‘s 2008 county bowling averages. And was selected for the England Lion’s squad as well as the preliminary 2009 ICC world Twenty 20 Championship. Moreover, he made his Test debut against Australia in the fifth Ashes Test in 2013. However, he made his IPL debut in 2017 playing for Kolkata Knight Riders. He made his Test century against India at the 2nd Test at Lord’s on August 2018. And he was a part of England squad that won the ICC cricket world cup 2019.

 

Career Statistics:

CompetitionsTestODIFCLA
Matches2999143181
Runs scored1,1311,1865,7391,927
Batting average30.5624.7035.2022.67
100/50s1/40/410/230/5
Top score137*95*152*95*
Balls Bowled5,0424,63824,0937,906
Wickets85142487220
Bowling average30.5730.4725.4733.19
5 wickets in innings33203
10 wickets in innings1n/a4n/a
Best bowling6/176/459/366/45
Catches/stumping12/-44/-59/-61/-

Australian squad for Ashes series 2019:

Cameron BancroftPat Cummins

Tim Paine(C&WK)
Josh HazlewoodUsman KhawajaNathon Lyon
Michel StarcJames PattinsonPeter Siddle
Mitchell MarshDavid WarnerMathew Wade

Key players:

Steve Smith:

Steve Smith is an Australian International Cricketer and former captain of the Australian Cricket team. On 30 December 2017, he has reached to a Test batting rating of 947, the second-highest of all-time only behind Don Bradman’s 961. He was ranked top Test batsman in the world in 2015,2016 and 2017 according to ICC Player Ranking. Smith is also often regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world and considered the “Best since Bradman” due to his high batting average. He also played for New South Wales and Sydney Sixers in domestic cricket. He is captain of Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.

 

 

 

Career Statistics:

CompetitionsTestODIFCLA
Matches66118120164
Runs scored6,5773,81010,8025,605
Batting average63.2441.4158.3844.84
100/50s25/258/2339/4510/36
Top score239164239164
Balls bowled1,3691,0705,0872,012
Wickets17286747
Bowling average55.7634.3953.0838.63
5 wickets in innings0000
10 wickets in innings0000
Best bowling3/183/167/643/16
Catches/stumping99/-65/-177/-94/-

David Warner:

David Warner is an Australian cricketer and a former captain of the Australian National team in Limited overs cricket. He is a left-handed opening batsman. Moreover, He plays for New South Wales and Sydney Thunders in domestic cricket.
Currently, he ranked 6th in the list of top Test batsmen in the world according to ICC player Ranking published in February 2019. On 28 September 2017. He played his 100th ODI and became the first cricketer for Australia and 8th batsman in the world to score a century in his 100th ODI.

Career Statistics:

CompetitionTestODIsT20IFC
Matches76116103104
Runs scored6,3814,9901,7928,626
Batting Average46.9145.7726.7447.65
100s/50s21/2917/200/1328/37
Top score25317990*253
Balls bowled3426595
Wickets406
Bowling average67.2575.83
5 wickets in innings00
10 wickets in innings00
Best bowling2/452/45
Catches/stumping56/–53/–41/–70/–

Mitchell Starc:

Mitchell Starc is an Australian cricketer who plays for the Australian National team and New South Wales in domestic cricket. He is a left-arm fast bowler and a capable of lower-order left-handed batsman. And he was a prominent member of the Australian team that won the ICC cricket world cup 2015. And was declared as the player of the tournament as a result of his consistent performances with 49 wickets in the tournament.

Moreover, he is the point of the 5th highest wicket-taker in the tournament history.
On 30 December 2016, against Pakistan in the Boxing Day Test, he broke Andrew Symonds record to hit most sixes at MCG in one innings by hitting 7 sixes.

Career Statistics:

CompetitionTestODIsT20iFC
Matches51852390
Runs scored1,377348121,950
Batting average21.8512.423.0022.41
100s/50s0/90/10/00/10
Top score9952*499
Balls bowled10,5324,31552516,586
Wickets21117231345
Bowling average28.2020.9919.0926.83
5 Wickets in innings117016
10 wickets in innings2003
Best bowling6/506/283/118/73
Catches/stumping25/–22/–6/–43/–

Pat Cummins:

Pat Cummins is an Australian cricketer. And plays domestic cricket for New South Wales. He is a right-arm fast bowler and a capable of lower-order right-handed batsman. As of August 2019, Cummins is the top-ranked Test bowler in the world. Sixth-ranked Test all-rounder and fourth-ranked ODI bowler in the world according to ICC Player Ranking.

Career Statistics:

CompetitionTestODIsT20IFC
Matches23582035
Runs scored58623435851
Batting average19.5310.175.0023.00
100s/50s0/20/00/00/4
Top score63361382*
Balls bowled5,0983,0334567,328
Wickets1119625151
Bowling average21.4827.1121.2423.04
5 wickets in innings4104
10 wickets in innings1001
Best bowling6/235/703/156/23
Catches/stumping11/–13/–4/–15/–

Tickets of Ashes series:

As you know that the Ashes series will be held in England. Moreover, the fans of cricket are waiting for this Ashes series. If you want to go to the stadium to watch live cricket, then you should book the tickets first. After booking the tickets, you should get ready to go to the stadium.

Venue:

Leeds is a city of United Kindom, located in the county of West Yorkshire and Northern England. Leeds has one of the most diverse economies of all the UK’s main employment. In 1902, Yorkshire beat the touring Australians by five wickets, after dismissing them for 23 runs in their second innings. The Ashes series in 1948, Australia scored 404 on the last day to beat England. Arthur Morris scored 184 runs and Bradman scored 173 runs not out.

Day One Summary:

Rain delayed the toss in the morning and play started shortly after noon with lunch delayed to the half-past one. Only four overs could be complete before rain again interrupted after the wicket of Marcus Harris, Australia 12 for one.

Lunch was taken early, but the rain did not allow for resumption to play until 2 o’clock. Khawaja was then caught after England went upstairs, but only 9.5 overs were possible before after rain again prevented continuation. A few more overs were possible before bad light stopped play.
The evening session was unaffected by rain, and Australia’s third wicket stood for 111 runs before Warner having successfully over-turned on-field-decision, was caught off of Archer. After this, Australia, on 136 for three, collapsed 179 to all out. Archer claimed five more wickets to end the innings with the figures of 6 for 45 in his second test match.

Day Two Summary:

The day two was played in sunny conditions but did not prevent England from having a bad performance with the bat, with densely the only to reach the double figures, scoring twelve after surviving an lbw review. England were 54/6 at the interval, with the ashes “hanging by a thread”
After lunch, Woakes out on the first ball of the afternoon session, the final three wickets were falling in quick succession with the home side all out on67. With Hazlewood picking up five wickets haul for visitors.
In the second innings of Australia Warner was lbw for a duck in the second over. Harris and Khawaja added 26 runs to the total, surviving a review for lbw before Harris was bowled out by Leach. Khawaja was soon caught by Roy at the second slip off workers, and Australia 83/3 at tea.
After the interval, the fourth wicket stood 46 runs before losing Head with the total at 97/4, only for Wade and Labuschagne to build a 66-runs partnership after surviving multiple reviews. Wade and Paine were given out shortly before stumps. As Labuschgne reaches a half-century to put Australia 171/6, a lead of 283.

Third-Day:

On the third day, Labuschagne and Pattinson returned to the crease, with the former resuming on 53 not out. Their partnership eventually reached 51 before Pattinson was caught behind by Root off Archer’s bowling. Cummins came in to join Labuschagne but his innings was short-lived, as he made just six runs before being caught in the slips by Burns off Stokes. Shortly after, Labuschagne was run-out by Denly and finished on80 runs with Australia 237/9 and leading 349 runs. The final wicket fell half an hour before lunch as Lyon was lbw to Archer and Australia finished with the lead 258 runs. setting what would be England’s highest ever runs to chase in Test cricket.
England’s second innings began shortly before lunch and openers Burns and Roy saw out the opening overs to go on 11/0 at the break. Shortly after play resumed, England lost both openers in quick succession. Burns fell first, caught behind off Hazlewood before Roy was bowled by Cummins. Root and Denly came to the crease at 15/2 with under just two sessions until the close of play. This pair built up a solid partnership and moved to 140/2 with both reaching to half-centuries before Denly was given out caught behind off Hazlewood. Stokes was the next batsmen in and was able to see out rest of the day with Root. England finished on 156/3, requiring 202 more runs for victory.

Day four summary:

The fourth day started poorly for England. The first four overs were all maidens. And the new ball was due to be available to Australia in another four overs. Root eventually opened the scoring of the day before being caught by Warner off Lyon’s bowling, having made 77 runs. Then Bairstow joined Stokes at the crease with the score 159/4 and the partnership made 79 runs before lunch to bring England 238/4, needing 121 more runs to win.

After Luch:

Soon after play resumed, England suffered a stick of quick wickets. Bairstow was the first to fall for 36, caught behind by Labuschagne off Hazlewood bowling. Buttler was in next but made only 1 before confusion between him Stokes left him well short of his crease when Head hits the stumps to run him out. Similarly, Woakes came in next and added just one run before driving of Hazlewood straight to Wade. At this point, England was 261//7 and needed 98 more runs to win. Archer came into the crease and added 15 runs to the total and score few boundaries. Before picking out Head at deep mid-wicket off Lyon. Broad survived just one ball before being given out lbw, which was confirmed after his review, and England had just one wicket remaining with 73 more runs needed for victory.

Last Session:

Jack Leach was the final man for England with 286/9 and their game plan soon became apparent. Stokes would take the brunt of the Australian attack. never allowing Leach to face more than a final couple of balls of the over so that Stokes could keep the strike.  He then made more runs from the next over from Pattinson.before hitting Lyon for two consecutive sixes to see England to 310/9. Two overs later, he Cummins for another six before pulling Hazlewood for four to reach his century. He then hit two more sixes to Hazlewood bowing-making 16 runs of just three balls-and moved England to 338/9.

Stokes was then dropped by Harris, although it was tough to catch to take, before hitting to consecutive fours off Cummins to move the score to 350/9. Lyon continued to attack and was smacked down the ground fir a six by Stokes. Two balls later, Lyon fumbled what would have been a certain run-out of Leach well out of his crease before hiring Stokes on the pad to huge cries for lbw.

This was the final ball of the over and Stokes not able to rotate the strike and Leach potentially had to face the full over of Cummins. He scored a single from the third ball of the over to ensure England could not lose the match and gave Stokes the strike with England needing just one run to win. Stokes promptly cut the next ball fro0m Cummins through the covers for four to give England for a victory. completing their highest ever runs chase in Test cricket.

Updated: September 17, 2019 — 9:01 am

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