Kangaroo captain Pat Cummins broke the back of the hosts by taking 6 wickets in the first innings of the Leeds Test match and gave his team a vital lead of 26 runs.
Ashes 2023: Australia captain and fast bowler Pat Cummins created a furore by taking 6 wickets against England in the first innings of the third match of the Ashes Test Series 2023. In the first innings of this match, Australia’s team had scored 263 runs and in response, Ben Stokes’ team got settled for 237 runs in the first innings and the Kangaroo team got a lead of 26 runs.
In the first innings of this match being played in Leeds, the English batsmen could not find any answer to the questions of Pat Cummins. However, captain Ben Stokes played a big role in taking the team to a score of 237 runs by playing a struggling innings of 80 runs and also completed his 6000 runs in Test cricket.
Fatal bowling of Pat Cummins, dismissed 6 batsmen
Kangaroo captain Pat Cummins sent 6 English batsmen to the pavilion while bowling deadly in the first innings. He took 6 wickets in this innings giving 91 runs in 18 overs. In this innings, Cummins dismissed Ben Ducklett for 2 runs, Harry Brook for 3 runs, Joe Root for 19 runs, Moin Ali for 21 runs, Mark Wood for 24 runs and Stuart Broad for 7 runs. In this Ashes Test series, Pat Cummins did a great job of taking 5 wickets for the first time.
Ben Stokes completed 6000 runs, played an inning of 80 runs
England captain Ben Stokes faced the Australian bowlers in the first innings of the Leeds Test. He played an excellent innings and after scoring a century in the last match, came close to scoring a century in this match and missed it. In the first innings of this match, he scored 80 runs in 108 balls. Stokes hit 5 sixes in his innings while 6 fours also came off his bat. On the basis of his innings, he also completed 6000 runs in Test cricket.