Melbourne. Joe Root (Joe Root) The England team under the captaincy of Australia was humiliated by a humiliating defeat in the Melbourne Test. Ashes Series (Ashes Series) In the third test match of Australia, the visiting team (Australia vs England) by an innings and 14 runs. Pat Cummins with it (Pat Cummins) The Aussies led by the Indian team also captured the Ashes series. Hosts Australia are now leading 3-0 in the five-Test series. England’s first innings was reduced to 185 runs while in the second innings its batsmen were all out for 68 runs.
Talking about England’s second innings, David Malan, Jack Leach, Mark Wood and Olly Robinson could not open the account. In the first innings, opener batsman Haseeb Hameed was out on zero. With this, the England team has made a bad record in its name. His batsmen have been dismissed for zero 54 times in this year i.e. 2021. This is only the second time this has happened with the England team, which has been playing Test cricket for 144 years. Earlier in 1998, England players were dismissed for the most number of times 54.
Scott Boland wreaks havoc
32-year-old fast bowler who made his debut in this match Scott Boland He bowled a killer in the second innings. Boland took six wickets for just 7 runs in the second innings against England. Boland took a total of seven wickets and was adjudged man of the match.
Joe Root touched the 1700-run mark
England captain Joe Root scored 28 runs in the second innings. With this, he became the third batsman in the world to score more than 1700 Test runs in a calendar year. Root scored 1708 runs in 29 innings of 15 Tests this year at an average of 61. Scored 6 centuries and 4 half-centuries.
Joe Root, however, missed out on breaking the records of Mohammad Yousuf and Viv Richards. The world record is in the name of Mohammad Yousuf of Pakistan who scored 1788 runs in 11 matches in 2006. He is followed by West Indies’ swashbuckling batsman Viv Richards, who scored 1710 runs in 11 Test matches in 1976.