England vs Australia 1st Test Day 5 Highlights – The Ashes 2023

Ben Stokes:

“Very proud to take it to the end of day five like that, to have all the emotions, it was so up and down. It’s another game we’ll never forget we’ve been a part of. That’s what we want to do, and get people on the edge of their seats. Hopefully we’ve managed to attract the attention of some more people to watch the Ashes for the next four games. A loss is a loss. We’ve said how we were going to operate. Losing hurts and winning is a great feeling. We’re going to keep making moves if we feel the time is right and if we end up on the wrong side of results like this, there won’t be much to complain about.

[Declaration] That was an opportunity to pounce on Australia, no batsman like to go out for 20 mins at the end of the day, and I sensed an opportunity to take two wickets. [Moeen injury] Would have been great to have Moeen, but I think Rooty did a fantastic job. I told Mo to tell me if his finger was sore. For him to put himself through the pain barrier, I’ve got no complaints. [Root] Incredible, for your senior batter to play the way he did yesterday. The game was in the balance and the bravery to go out and play as he did was unbelievable. The effort and energy from Robbo and Broady at the end was incredible. Broad is up there absolutely cooked. He’s put his body on the line, long may it continue.”

Pat Cummins:

[Australia support] “Huge all week, been outnumbered but stuck in there. Been great. [Chances at when walked out to bat?] Pretty good, the wicket didn’t have too many demons in it. I thought it was well within our grasp. {Lyon four off Broad] I looked at him, he walked past and said ‘nice shot Garry!’ Think he was happy. [Australia approach] Both team spoke about their styles and that’s the beauty of the series. We’ll both play to our strengths. Don’t know which is better but makes for good entertainment.

[Khawaja] Incredible composure, played his own method didn’t get caught up. Been class the last couple of years, to have someone like that in the middle for others to play around. Really happy for him. He had a good feel for the wicket, everyone else tried to play their little role. [Lyon] He’s huge, both innings. He’s played 120 Tests, he takes key wickets, he’s a superstar. He’s calm, he goes about his work. [Make up for Headingley 2019?] Don’t know what you’re talking about, mate!”

Player of the Match is Usman Khawaja:

“Not going to lie, I was absolutely s***ing myself for the last five minutes there. It’s so heart-wrenching. An unbelievable game. I watched 2005, stayed up late. We had Stokesy play an unbelievable innings last Ashes, but this is definitely one of my favourite Test matches. I was watching it in the changing room on a delay, I had to stay there. [Personal contribution] It’s right up there, an Ashes, I’ve had some hard times here. The ebb and flow, no one had the game until the end. One of my favourite Tests. Tough work [on previous[ tours but nice to get off to a good start on this one. Four more Ashes Tests left.”

England vs Australia Highlights today. Tuesday 20-6-2023, The Ashes 2023 1st Test, Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Toss: England win the toss and will bat.
England team: Crawley, Duckett, Pope, Root, Brook, Stokes (c), Bairstow †, Moeen, Robinson, Broad, Anderson.
Australia team: Warner, Khawaja, Labuschagne, Smith, Head, Green, Carey †, Cummins (c), Lyon, Boland, Hazlewood.

Head to Head In test’s: 356
England Won: 110
Australia Won: 150
England test Rankings: 3rd
Australia test Rankings: 2nd

Form guide
(Last five matches, most recent first)
England WLWWW
Australia WDWLL

Match Timings: 10:00 AM GMT | 11:00 AM Local
Umpires – Ahsan Raza, Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire – Chris Gaffaney
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Mike Burns
Match number – Test no. 2507

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