Fans got to experience the thrill of England vs Australia on Friday (June 16). The Ashes 2023 started at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham. The fans were very excited for the first match. Batting first after losing the toss, the Australian team was in good shape after the second session. Meanwhile, England’s middle-order batsman Harry Brook’s wicket is becoming a topic of discussion. Brooke took the hat-trick after a personal innings of 32 runs.
The Australian team lost 3 wickets for 124 runs. Joe Root and Harry Brook shared a partnership of 51 runs in 64 balls for the fourth wicket. England suffered a fourth blow in the form of Brook. He contributed 32 runs off 37 balls. However, the manner in which Brook was eliminated is the most talked about. This incident happened in the 38th over of England’s first innings. At this time, Australian legend Nathan Ellis (Nathan Lyon) was bowling, while Harry Brook was on strike. (Ashes 2023)
The second ball of the over is short length by Nathan and it also gets a good bounce. Brook tried to play this ball. But there was no contact between the bat and the ball. The ball flew straight into the batsman’s lap. At this time, even the batsman and the wicket-keeper himself, Alex Carey, had no idea that the ball was flying in the air. But then the ball fell off the back of Brooke and went straight into the stumps, eating a step. The video of Brook’s wicket is currently going viral on social media.
No look Brook 😂
— Edges & Sledges Cricket Podcast (@1tip1hand) June 16, 2023
Considering the overall outcome of this match between the two teams, on the first day, the host England team took their second five wickets. England lost their fifth wicket in the form of Ben Stokes when the team scored 176. Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root added a strong partnership for the sixth wicket. At the end of the second session, both of them had scored an unbeaten 98 runs. Openers Zak Crawley and Joe Root scored half-centuries for the team. Nathan Ellis and Josh Hazlewood took two wickets each for Australia till the end of the second session. Scott Boland picked up one wicket. (Harry Brooke lost his wicket in a unique way in the first match of Ashes 2023.)
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