- England expressed gratefulness to five-star Wood
- Butter-fingered England dropped catches
- The audience booed Pat Cummins
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England’s Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow made costly mistakes on the second day of the Ashes test. They dropped catches in the match against Australia at Headingley.
Root’s dropped catch enabled Mitch Marsh to score a century quickly. Then another England player called Mark Wood followed suit. He performed brilliantly by embracing 5 wickets for 34 runs only.
Consequently, Australia got bowled out for 263 runs. At the end of the match, England secured a 68 score for three. This resulted in Root and Bairstow still batting.
The controversial stumping incident of Bairstow in the previous match incited discussion. However, now he will let his batting skills speak for himself.
Marsh did not play a test match for about 4 years. Still, he was able to ensure a remarkable comeback. He scored his third Test century against England. He also took the wicket of Zak Crawley.
England’s fielding was below average throughout the test match. They had four more dropped catches in the match alone. These mistakes cost England significantly.
Wood Being The Star Performer
Wood’s impressive performance was worth the wait. He could not play in the previous matches due to fitness concerns. His fast-paced bowling caused trouble for the Australian batsmen. Still, he took his first five-wicket haul in a Test match played in England.
The crowd at Headingley booed the Australian captain, Pat Cummins. They targeted Travis Head with jeers due to their involvement in the controversial Bairstow stumping incident. Stuart Broad, an English bowler, continued to trouble David Warner, an Australian opener. He got him out once again.
Ollie Robinson, another England bowler, had a relatively quiet series. He had to leave the field due to a back spasm. It remains uncertain whether he will be able to bowl in Australia’s second innings or not.