In a thrilling encounter at Headingley on Sunday, England triumphed over Australia by three scores, breathing life back into the five-match Ashes series.
Harry Brook and Chris Woakes formed a vital partnership of 59 runs, propelling England to the edge of victory. However, Brook succumbed to Mitchell Starc’s bowling brilliance, departing for a hard-fought 75 runs (with Starc claiming figures of 5-78).
The pair of Woakes (32 not out) and Mark Wood (16 not out) calmly guided England home, completing the win with more than a day to spare and reducing Australia’s series lead to 2-1.
The upcoming fourth Test at Old Trafford, commencing on July 19, gains significant importance as Australia now has two opportunities to secure their first Ashes victory in England in 22 years.
Meanwhile, England aspires to become the only team to stage a remarkable comeback from a 2-0 deficit in a Test series.
The first team to accomplish this feat was the 1936/37 Australia side led by the legendary batsman Don Bradman, who gave a stunning recovery to claim the Ashes 3-2.
Summary of Scores
Australia 1st Innings: 263 (M Marsh 118; M Wood 5-34, C Woakes 3-73)
England 1st Innings: 237 (B Stokes 80; P Cummins 6-91)
Australia 2nd Innings: 224 (T Head 77; S Broad 3-45, C Woakes 3-68)
England 2nd Innings: 254-7 (H Brook 75; M Starc 5-78)
Match Result: England emerged victorious by three wickets.
Series Status: Australia leads the five-match series 2-1.