Marcus Harris could not handle Ben Stokes’ fast delivery Know what is the whole matter
England has strengthened its position in the third Test of the Ashes series. After being bowled out for 185 on the first day of England, the visiting team scored 61 runs at the end of the first day’s play. Australian opener Marcus Harris is unbeaten on 20.
Marcus Harris was also injured on the first day of the Boxing Day Test off Ben Stokes. Stokes’ ball hit his hand and started bleeding. After this the opener of the Kangaroo team decided to continue batting. The good news is that his injury is not serious.
How much pain was he getting after being hit by Ben Stokes. These were clearly telling the expressions on his face. Talking about the first day of the third Test of the Ashes series, Australia’s team completely dominated the match on the first day.
Captain Pat Cummins made a spectacular comeback in the third Test and sent three England players to the pavilion. Apart from him, spinner Nathan Lyon bowled brilliantly. England’s team was reduced to 185 runs in the first innings.
Captain Joe Root once again played the captaincy innings for England. He scored 50 runs. Apart from him, Ben Stokes contributed 25 runs.
Root set a new world record in this match. Root has become the highest run-scorer in a calendar year as captain. He surpassed the record of South Africa’s Graeme Smith (1656 runs in 2008). Significantly, Australia is currently leading 2-0 in the five-match Ashes series.
England lost the first Test at the Gabba by 9 wickets. Australia beat England by 275 runs in the second test played in Adelaide. In such a situation, if England wants to stay in the series, then it will have to win this match.