New Delhi: The first Test played under the Ashes series 2023 between England and Australia was exciting. Australia won the first match by 2 wickets, taking out the air of England’s ‘baseball’. England started this match with aggressive cricket (Bazball), but some of its decisions were overshadowed by it.
Shocking decision taken on the first day
England had declared the innings for 393 runs after playing 78 overs on the first day. This decision of England was the most shocking because he had two wickets in hand. In which Joe Root was playing after scoring 118 runs. If England wanted, Root and Oli Robinson, playing for 17 runs, would have made a big score by playing for at least 90 overs, but Stokes suddenly decided to declare the innings.
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In response, Australia scored 386 runs in the first innings. This gave England a lead of just 7 runs. In the second innings, the English team, playing with an aggressive approach, got all out for 273 runs. With this, he gave a target of only 281 runs in front of Australia. Which the Australian batsmen achieved within a day and a half.
Bowlers could not put yorker in the last
England bowled well in the second innings, but at the crucial time, their ace bowlers could not bowl yorkers. This gave Australia’s last two batsmen Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon an opportunity to rotate the strike. They took the game till the end and eventually returned from the field with a win.
don’t try anderson
England did not try their most experienced bowler James Anderson in the last. However, Anderson proved to be very expensive in the first innings. He could not take a single wicket in the second innings, but taking advantage of his experience, England could try him. Probably he would have given England the ninth wicket.
missed many chances
Apart from this, Stokes and Co. missed the stumping. Dropped many catches. Head dropped the catch of Harry Brook. And the ball on which he took the wicket, bowled a no ball. Former captain Nasir Hussain also criticized the English team. For Australia, captain Pat Cummins along with Nathan Lyon formed a brilliant match-winning partnership. Cummins hit 4 fours and 2 sixes in 73 balls and scored 44 not out, while Lyon hit 16 not out in 28 balls, hitting 2 fours. Both the batsmen gave victory to their team by sharing a 55-run partnership for the ninth wicket.