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The English won the Leeds Test a day earlier

England, who were in danger of losing the series after losing two consecutive matches, turned around brilliantly in the third match. A day earlier, the hosts defeated Australia by 3 wickets. In response to Australia’s 251 runs, the English picked up 254 runs for 7 wickets on the fourth day.

Can only bat 5 overs in the late afternoon of the third day in the run chase. The English scored 27 runs without a wicket.

Jack Crowley and Ben Duckett, two unbeaten batsmen of the previous day, came to bat in the fourth day’s play. The opening pair broke for 41 runs. Duckett scored 23 runs off 31 balls. Moeen Ali scored only 5 runs in the next wicket. Another opener Jack Crowley returned with a personal 44 runs.

Joe Root and Harry Brook were batting positively in the fourth wicket pair. But Root did not play for long. He got out for 21 runs. Team leader Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow could not facilitate. Stokes is out for 13 runs and Jonny Bairstow is out for just 5 runs.

However, Harry Brook made a partnership of 69 runs with Chris Woakes in the seventh wicket partnership. That is how England got the basis of victory. Woakes completed the last task with Mark Wood. Brook stopped at 75 after completing his personal half-century. Playing only 93 balls, this great innings of his is arranged in 9 fours

Meanwhile, Chris Woakes remained unbeaten on 32 runs off 47 balls and Mark Wood on 16 runs off 8 balls.

It should be noted that the visiting Australia lost all wickets and scored 263 runs at the beginning of the match. The English could not take advantage of their first innings. Stopped at 237 runs. Ajira, who came down to bat in the second innings with a lead of 26 runs, stopped at only 224 runs.

(09 July/MM)


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