The third Ashes Test between England and Australia is in full swing. The Headingley Test, which started on Thursday (July 6), has reached an exciting turn on the third day. England have got a challenge of 251 runs from Australia for victory and they still need to score 224 runs.
At the end of the second day of the match, Australia scored 116 for 4 in their second innings. No balls were played in the first two sessions due to rain interruption on the third day. In order to play more overs in the third session, both teams had lunch and tea before time. On the third day, the Australian team crumbled like a house of cards, but Travis Head alone remained on the pitch thanks to a restrained display. Head scored 77 runs off 112 balls.
At the end of the third day, England scored 27 runs without losing a single wicket. Zach Crawley and Ben Duckett have scored 9* and 18* respectively and both remain on the pitch. Mitchell Marsh, who remained unbeaten at the end of the second day for Australia, returned to the tent after scoring 28 runs. Wicketkeeper Alex Carey 5, Mitchell Starc 16, while captain Pat Cummins returned to the tent on 16 runs. Todd Murphy and Travis Head put on a 41-run partnership for the last wicket. But Murphy fell prey to Stuart Broad with a personal 11. He then hit two consecutive sixes off the bowling of Mark Wood to take his score to 77.
Stuart Broad took a total of 3 wickets in the second innings, one of which was a head. Chris Woakes took 3, while Mark Wood and Moeen Ali took two wickets each in this innings. (Ashes 2023 England have a target of 251 runs in the last innings to win the Headingley Test)
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