Ashes 2023: England win. Ashes won the fifth test and leveled the series. It was a grand farewell to Stuart Broad, who was playing the last international Test match. The ‘Ashes series’ proved to be crazy once again. The series which was exciting till the end.. this time more entertainment was given to the fans. In the end of this series, which was like you and me, both Australia and England were tied 2-2. England leveled the series 2-2 by winning the Ashes fifth Test by 49 runs. As part of the series, England, who lost the first two Tests and trailed by 0-2, recovered strongly. They won the third test and the fifth test and leveled the series at home.
Stuart Broad, who hit the last ball he played in this match as a six. He has achieved an unforgettable feat in the history of cricket.
With a target of 249 runs, Australia and England started the fifth day with the target of 10 wickets. Chasing a mammoth target of 384 runs, Australia suffered a setback in the first session after opening the final day at an overnight score of 135/0. Soon after the start of the game, they lost three wickets and fell into trouble. At this stage, Smith (54) and Travis Head (43) tried to support the team. With this, Australia stood at 238/3 at lunch time. The game was interrupted due to rain.
Australia’s collapse began with the fourth wicket of Travis Head at the team’s score of 264. Within a short period Smith, Mitchell Marsh (6) and Mitchell Starc (0) turned back. The rest of the batsmen also bowed to England’s bowling. With this, Australia was bowled out for 334 runs. As a result, the series was tied at 2-2. However, Australia, who had won the previous Ashes, retained the Ashes as the series ended in a draw.
Chris Woakes, who took 4 wickets in the second innings, played a vital role in England’s victory. Moeen Ali took 3 wickets and Stuart Broad took 2 wickets.
A rare record in his last match
England’s veteran pacer Stuart Broad, who bid farewell to international cricket with this match, won a rare record. He became the player who hit a six on the last ball he faced in the last Test match and the bowler who took a wicket on the last ball he bowled. Stuart Broad took the last two wickets in Australia’s second innings. Stuart Broad was the highlight of the fifth day. He took the last wicket in the last test and gave victory to the team.
After the match Brad left the field for the last time greeting the fans. The players of Australia and England congratulated him wholeheartedly. Wishesh said Happy Retirement Broad.
Broad played 167 Test matches in his international career and took 604 wickets. He took 5 wickets 20 times and 10 wickets 3 times. He represented in 121 matches in ODIs and took 178 wickets. He took 65 wickets in 56 matches in T20s.