Second ashes test have concludd and what a game of cricket that was. It’s been a privilege to see two fascinating games one after the other in these ashes.
That’s why this series called ashes. In both test matches, momentum continued to shift throughout the match.
Credit must be given to the English conditions. England is a perfect place for test cricket. Both games ended in the fifth day shows how well the pitch is played. Although the rain factor was also be there in the second match.
Australia played outstandingly well in the first match. Especially their star Steve Smith played outstandingly well. He showed to world what he is capable of.
Smith single handedly took the score to over 280 and gave his side a chance. In the second innings he also batted superbly along with Mathew Wade who also scored a century.
English batsmen struggled in the first test and they cannot have a answer to the Aussies bowling.
In the second game, Enland struggle in their first innings but they bolted really well especially Broad and restricted Australia to 250. Smith again was a star of the show. He rescued his side and scored magnificent 92.
In the second innings, thanks to Ben Stokes England declared the innings on 258/5 and gave Australia target of 267. Australia managed to draw the test match.
Australia and England both are struggling in their batting. David Warners hasn’t get going in this series so far which is a worrying sign for Aussies.
England batting didn’t look a proper test batting lineup. Jason Roy hasn’t looked a test match player. They done a right thing to put Jofra Archer in their lineup for second match. He bowled really well and added an advantage to English side.
I think we must hope that similar sort of cricket in next three matches. Hope that Smith will let be fine for the 3rd match of the series.
This is the Australia’s best chance to win the ashes in last 10 years or so in England. So they have to deliver at their best and their it there batsmen must scores some runs especially Tim Paine because he is a captain of the side.