Tags: The Ashes 2023, England vs Australia, Manchester 4th Check, July 19-23, 2023, Australia, England, Christopher Roger Woakes
Revealed on: Jul 20, 2023
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Pacer Chris Woakes claimed 4/52 as England held Australia to 299/8 in 83 overs on Day 1 of the 2023 Ashes Fourth Check at Previous Trafford in Manchester on Wednesday July 19. England performed first after profitable the coin toss and did a fantastic job of claiming eight Australian wickets regardless of the guests scoring almost 300 runs
England bought an early wicket as Stuart Broad (2/68) fired the damaging Usman Khawaja lbw for 3 with an excellent ball that choked. David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne each began, however neither was in a position to proceed. The previous made a Woakes supply exterior the stump, having made 32. Labuschagne then scored his first Ashes 2023 half-century, however was trapped lbw by Moeen Ali for 51.
Getting out after beginning was the story of the day for Aussie batters. Earlier than Labuschagne, Steve Smith fell to Mark Wooden for 41 of 52 balls, shifting via his crease and being caught in entrance of the stumps. Travis Head additionally appeared good, however went down for 48 of 65 balls, a shot that included seven fours. He grew to become Broad’s 600th take a look at sufferer as he pulled the pacemaker up his skinny leg.
Mitchell Marsh moved to half a century, hitting seven fours and a six. He added 65 runs for the sixth wicket with Cameron Inexperienced. Nevertheless, Woakes fired them each in the identical inning to place Australia again. Inexperienced (16) was under a supply that slipped, whereas Marsh (51) nicked a jaffa after which Jonny Bairstow pulled out a blinder.
Alex Carey and Mitchell Starc tried a late fightback and even managed so as to add 39 runs for the eighth wicket partnership. Nevertheless, Woakes harm Australia once more, sending Carey out for 20. The Aussie goalkeeper-batsman paid the value for an interim depart as he ended up pushing the ball exterior the stump in direction of the keeper.
On the finish of the opening day at Previous Trafford in Manchester, Starc was at bat on 23 and skipper Pat Cummins on 1.
–By a cricket correspondent