The England team made a strong comeback in the third i.e. Headingley Test match and won the match in their name. England won this match by 3 wickets. Despite England’s victory, Australia still lead the Ashes 2023 series 2-1. On the other hand, more than one record was rained in this series. So, let’s find out what those records are…
Headingley Test Record
1. A total of 18 sixes were hit in the third Test match between England vs Australia. This is the fifth time in the history of an Ashes series that 18 or more sixes have been hit in a match. The most sixes in an Ashes match was in the 2013-14 season. Meanwhile, the batsmen of both teams hit 21 sixes in the Adelaide Test. This year in Perth too, the batsmen of both the teams hit 19 sixes.
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2. On the other hand, Ben Stokes became the third captain in Test history to have taken all of his first 17 Test matches. So far, under the leadership of Stokes, the England team has won 12 matches, while they have faced defeat in 5 matches. In addition, England have won their fifth Test match in a row at Headingley ground. The England team has won 5 Test matches at this ground continuously since 2018. Along with this, under the leadership of Stokes, England crossed the challenge of more than 250 runs for the fifth time in a Test series.
As captains, MS Dhoni, Ricky Ponting and Brian Lara had crossed the 250-plus mark in 4 and 3 matches respectively. England have won 250 or more matches under Stokes 4 out of 5 times with a run rate of 4.50 or more.
What other records were set?
3. The Headingley Test marked the 6th time any team had crossed the 250-run mark in a Test match. Also, most times 250 or more runs have been chased at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Also, 4 times teams have successfully chased down 250 or more runs at the Sydney ground.
4. England batsman Harry Brook became the youngest batsman to score 1000 runs in Test cricket. He scored the fastest 1000 runs in Tests, facing 1058 balls. Also, inning wise, Brook did this in 17 innings. Also, Herbert Sutcliffe holds the record for scoring 1000 Test runs in the shortest innings for England. He had crossed the 1000 run mark in just 12 innings. (england won 3rd headingley test vs aus ashes 2023 know latest records)
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