England Had To Bite The Dust In spite of  Captain’s Knock

England Had To Bite The Dust In spite of  Captain’s Knock
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England had to bite the dust as Ben Stokes could not repeat history in the second test against Australia. On a nail-biting final day, Ben Duckett and Ben Stokes moved heaven and earth to make things in their favor, but eventually, Australia proved to be a better team to go 2-0 up in an exciting series. Stokes built a good partnership with Ben Duckett and Stuart Broad and at one stage, England was in the driving seat but after the dismissal of Ben Duckett and the controversial dismissal of Jonny Bairstow, things started slipping from England’s hands and Australia won the second test by 43 runs.

 Australian bowlers bowled a tight line to Stokes and Ben Ducket at the beginning of the last and final day but they missed a couple of chances and England took full advantage. England’s skipper was given out on Starc’s delivery but it was immediately challenged by Ben Stokes and the decision was changed in favor of the skipper. Ben Stokes and Ducket built a 100 runs partnership and started putting pressure on Pat Commins and his teammates.

Finally, Australia got the breakthrough as Hazlewood picked up the big fish and broke the partnership. Then Bairstow joined the skipper but after a short while, he fell prey to a controversial decision. 

At this stage, the skipper decided to take the bull by the horns and started playing a destructive and fearless inning. He turned the test match into ODI by hitting mercilessly. When Bairstow went to the pavilion, he was on 61 off 126 but he reached the three figures milestone in just 142 balls, well supported by Stuart Broad. 

After lunch, Stokes carried on his fearless knock and hit a straight six in the first over but he got another chance when Steve Smith dropped his important catch. Hazlewood had to bear two sixes and a boundary in that over. Ben Stokes proved to be clever as he was giving one or two balls to Stuart Broad to play.

Stokes built another three figures stand with Broad. Meanwhile, he crossed 150 in no time. England needed 75 runs to register a famous win but Hazlewood again proved himself a saviour.  He picked up the big gun with the help of Carey. England’s skipper was appreciated for his wonderful inning by Pat Commins, Smith, and Usman Khawaja.

After the dismissal of Stokes, Australia pulled the reigns and finished things very quickly and England had to bite the dust by 43 runs.

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