Ashes 3rd Test:
Ashes 3rd Test: When England batters Joe Root and Ben Stokes started their day, they knew they had a mountain to climb, the duo not only has to make sure that they complete the remaining runs of Australia innings, but to get past the total so that their bowlers get something to defend.
But keeping an eye on the current form of English batter the job wasn’t going to be easy and doing against the likes of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon wasn’t easy. The day was just begun but the nightmare already started for England as Mitchell Starc rattled the stumps of all-rounder Ben Stokes.
(Ashes 3rd Test) And Again, just like previous two matches the responsibility came on the shoulders of captain Joe Root, who needs to bat with lower order and tail, though England still had two wicketkeeper batters left Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler the recent form of these two batters wasn’t going to take England anywhere.
And exactly this is what happened the flood gates were opened and debutant Scott Boland ran havoc in the English batting lineup as he claimed his first five-wicket haul in his first-ever appearance for Australia in white color, Boland took the wicket of Jonny Bairstow and then uprooted the root of English batting line up Joe Root.
For Australia, the job turned out more than easy they would have imagined as it took only 84 minutes for Australia bowlers to take out the rest of the 6 wickets remaining of the England team.
Scott Boland who made his debut in this match has been awarded a prestigious Johnny Mullagh medal and he is the second cricketer to receive this award. He is the fourth indigenous and second male cricketer to represent Australia in the longest format of the game and after receiving the award Boland said “He felt proud”.