Aus Vs Eng Ashes 2023: The Ashes is still alive. England are alive and breathing. They have kept their hopes alive. This is how the greatest cricket rivalry should be played. The game is on and it is up for grabs.
England needed 224 runs with 10 wickets in hand after the third day. But considering the rain and pitch conditions, it was always going to be a tough chase. Australia’s bowling lineup was breathing down their necks.
And just like everyone predicted, this game also went to a close. Just like the first test of this series, the responsibility came with tailenders to finish the task. And alongside Harry Brook, Chris Woakes understood that task.
Aus Vs Eng Ashes 2023: A Generational Talent
It is tough to think that Harry Brook is just 24 years old and has only played 10 matches so far. Because the maturity he showcased in this chase was something else. This series has been quite dull for him, but he came back with utmost sincerity.
On the other hand, for every match that he missed, Mark Wood made sure that he come back 10 times stronger. Both with bat and ball, he was the missing link in this England team. After this performance, he made James Anderson’s comeback even harder.
While chasing the target, England lost 6 wickets for 171 runs. After that, Harry Brook scored 75 runs alongside Chris Woakes who remained not out on 32 runs with Mark Wood scoring 16 in just 8 deliveries as the finishing touch.
Mitchell Starc made sure that England won’t get an easy win. He made life hell for every batsman on the pitch. Starc took a fifer in the second inning to send England back to a frenzy. He got the wicket of Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, and Jonny Bairstow which made the match very interesting.