australia lost 4 wickets lead of 142 runs in leeds test ashes 2023


Leeds: The third Test of the Ashes Series (Ashes 2023) being played between England and Australia (ENG vs AUS) has reached an exciting turn. After two days of play, both the teams are level in Leeds. Australia have scored 116 runs for 4 wickets till stumps on the second day. The team’s top-4 batsmen David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labushen and Steve Smith have returned to the pavilion. Earlier, England’s first innings was reduced to 237 runs. Australia scored 263 runs in their first innings. Australia now has a lead of 142 runs.

Warner became the victim of Broad again

Australia got off to a bad start in the second innings as well. Team opener David Warner became the victim of Stuart Broad in Test for the 17th time by scoring just one run. Usman Khawaja and Labushen (33) added 57 runs for the second wicket. Labushen was dismissed by Moeen Ali. After this, Moeen also hunted Steve Smith, playing the 100th Test. Khawaja, who was set on the pitch, was dismissed by Woakes after scoring 42 runs. At stumps, Travis Head was unbeaten on 18 and Mitchell Marsh on 17.

Root’s bat did not work

Earlier, Australia started strongly on the second day with the dismissal of England’s key batsman Joe Root on the second ball of the day and Jonny Bairstow in the first half hour. All-rounders Moeen Ali (21 runs) and Chris Woakes (10 runs) immediately from lunch. First out. Stokes shared a 44-run partnership with Ali for the sixth wicket. Lunch was done as soon as Woakes was out.

Stormy batting of Stokes and Wood

The England team was bundled out for 237 in the first innings on the second day despite the aggression of Ben Stokes (80 runs) and fast bowler Mark Wood (24 runs in eight balls). Stokes batted fast in the second session, hitting five sixes and six fours. He was the last player to be dismissed in the innings. He was dismissed by Todd Murphy. Mark Wood, who took five wickets on the first day, played an eight-ball 24 which included three sixes and a four. Stokes and Ollie Robinson then added 38 runs for the last wicket.

Cummins made 6 victims

Australian skipper Pat Cummins (6/91) had Root caught at first slip by David Warner, who could not add a single run to last night’s score of 19. Bairstow returned to the pavilion by catching Steve Smith standing in the second slip on the ball of Mitchell Starc (2 wickets for 59 runs). England started playing at 68 for three in the morning.

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