On Thursday, England plays Australia in a crucial 4th Ashes Test match. England is currently trailing the 2023 Ashes series 2-1. Woakes picked off David Warner in the morning session and dismissed Australia’s versatile players Mitch Marsh and Cameron Green in one exceptional over. Stuart Broad took his 600th test wicket for England, entering Test cricket’s exclusive club at Old Trafford. He and Chris Woakes preserved England’s hopes of an Ashes comeback alive.
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ENG vs. AUS Ashes 2023, 4th Test Day 2: At Old Trafford, Stuart Broad took his 600th test wicket for England and joined the select club of test cricket as he and Chris Woakes kept England’s hopes of an exciting Ashes comeback alive.
The Ashes 2023 4th test: ENG vs. AUS
When England enters the pitch on Thursday, they’ll try to wrap out Australia quickly. After being put into bat by England skipper Ben Stokes, the visitors were 299-8 at stumps in a game that the hosts must win, with 2-1 left to play, to reclaim the Ashes.
England trails the Ashes 2023 by 2-1
With England trailing by 2-1 going into the test, the team’s goal in Manchester was more crucial than any individual accomplishments, ensuring Woakes a fair share of the limelight. After being sent in by Ben Stokes, he bowled brilliantly all day, taking 4-52 in 19 overs.
Brilliant performance of Woakes
A superb rebound performance by Woakes at Headingley saw him pick off David Warner (32) in the morning session before dismissing Australia’s dangerous dueling versatile players Mitch Marsh (51) and Cameron Green (16) in one exceptional over in the evening session.
Stuart Broad took his 600th wicket in Test cricket
Stuart Broad grabbed his 600th test wicket for England and entered test cricket’s exclusive club at Old Trafford, as he and Chris Woakes preserved England’s desires of a stirring Ashes comeback alive.
Broad completed another century to join a hall of fame and has four other members: Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne, Broad’s teammate James Anderson, and Anil Kumble, three years after taking his 500th wicket at the same venue. Anderson and Broad are the only players in the hierarchy of fast bowlers.
Earlier in the match
Before lunch, Steve Smith (41) and Labuschagne drove the guests to 107-2. Smith’s defensive push ended with a 92 mph skyrocket from Mark Wood in the afternoon, ending a 59-run partnership. When Labuschagne reached his first fifty of the match, he played all around a straight delivery from Moeen Ali, and another England review paid off, breaking a 63-run stand. Labuschagne was out after 51.