Ashes 2023 4th Test: England, who were eyeing a series-levelling win against Australia, were in for disappointment as rain played spoilsport on the final day leading to the match ending in a draw and Australia retaining the Ashes. Here are some highlights from this crucial match of the series.
Australia won a rancourous second Ashes 2023 Test at Lord's on Sunday by 43 runs despite a blistering century from England captain Ben Stokes that was super-charged by the controversial dismissal of Jonny Bairstow. Stokes seemed to be pulling a stunning victory out of impending defeat for England with an astonishing 155 that echoed another unforgettable century in a thrilling fourth-innings chase to win the Ashes test at Headingley in 2019. Again, he turned hope into expectation for a sold-out crowd and helped to reduce a never-reached 371 target at Lord's to 70. (Pic: AFP)
Australia has not won an Ashes series in England since 2001 but enters the game as the newly crowned world test champion after beating India on Sunday. It hammered England 4-0 in the last Ashes series in 2021-22, meaning the visitors only need to draw the best-of-five contest to keep cricket's famed urn. (Pic: AFP)
Ben Stokes' retirement from ODIs sent shockwaves through the cricketing world fans. Stokes is arguably one of the best all-rounders of the last-decade and at 31 is still at the peak of his career. Unfortunately, a hectic cricketing schedule is reportedly reponsible for bringing the curtains down on the 50-over part of his storied international career. Pictures Courtesy/ Official Instagram account of Ben Stokes, AFP
England squared the 5 match Test series 2-2 thanks to centuries from Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow who chased down the remaining 119 runs to win the game on Day 5. Picture Courtesy/ AFP
06 July,2022 09:35 AM IST
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