The third match of the Ashes 2023 series was played at Headingley, Leeds. The England team, which faced defeat in the first two matches, made a strong comeback in the third match. England won this match by 3 wickets. Therefore, Australia failed to win the third match in a row to clinch the series. Australia leads the series 2-1 despite losing the third Test. Mark Wood performed brilliantly in the third Test for England. On his strength, the team managed to win a great victory. However, the captain Ben Stokes still made a brilliant record in this match. This time Ben Stokes broke MS Dhoni’s record. So, let’s find out about it…
Stokes broke the record
Australia had challenged England to 251 runs for victory in the third Test. This time England scored 254 runs losing 7 wickets and passed the challenge. Along with this, under the leadership of Ben Stokes, England successfully passed the challenge of 250 or more runs for the fifth time in Tests. On the other hand, under the leadership of MS Dhoni, India crossed the challenge of 250 or more runs in Tests 4 times.
Captains who have crossed the 250-run challenge most times in Tests
5 times- Ben Stokes*
4 times- MS Dhoni
3 times- Brian Lara
3 times- Ricky Ponting
Under the leadership of Stokes, the England team is doing well in Tests. He has emphasized playing with aggression in Test cricket. England have won 12 out of 17 Tests under Stokes. Also, they faced defeat in 5 matches. Last year, under the leadership of Stokes, England passed the challenge of 277 runs, 299 runs, 296 runs against New Zealand. In addition, England also passed the challenge of 378 runs against India at Edgbaston in July.
Wood shined in the third Test
In the third test match, England’s Mark Wood (Mark Wood) gave maximum performance both in the department of ball and bat. He took 5 wickets in the first innings. Also, earned 2 wickets in the second innings as well. Due to his performance, the Australian team could not mount a big challenge in the first innings. Also, while batting, he contributed 24 runs in the first innings and a crucial 16 in the second innings. (ashes 2023 ben stokes break ms dhoni captaincy record most times chase 250 plus target in test cricket history)
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