Ashes 2023 3rd Test: England defeated Australia by 3 wickets and kept themselves alive in the series

England made a strong comeback as they defeated the Aussies in the third match of the Ashes 2023 and kept themselves alive in the series.

Abishek Goswami
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Harry Brook led the run chase of 251 with a brilliant inning of 75 while Woaks led the bowling attack and also made some valuable 2nd inning runs to win the important 3rd Test at Headingley. England needed to make a strong comeback and they did it quite comfortably. After the first inning, it looked like the match is 50-50 but the English bowling attack shattered the hopes of the Aussies of winning the match and Harry Brook did the rest.

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Wood won the Player of the Match award for his five-wicket haul in the first innings and game-changing cameos with the bat. England required 224 runs when day four resumed on Sunday morning.

Mitchell Starc trapped Duckett on the pads after shuffling across his stumps to dismiss him for 23. Moeen Ali came out to bat at No. 3, but the experiment didn't go as planned. Starc broke his leg stump with a and sent him to the dressing room for only 5 runs. Brook and Root tried to build a partnership after Marsh dismissed Crawley for 44. The brook-Root partnership also didn't work as the Aussies skipper took the wicket of Root.

Starc almost shattered the hopes of the hosts by dismissing Stokes & Bairstow. Harry Brook and Woaks constructed a brilliant partnership that helped England to get closer to their target. Mitchell Starc dismissed Brook for 75 but Woakes grinded out a crucial victory for England.

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