Australian captain Pat Cummins led from the front to his lift his team to a thrilling two-wicket win in the first Ashes 2023 Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Tuesday, June 20. Set to chase 281, Australia were in trouble at 227/8. However, a ninth-wicket unbeaten stand of 55 between Cummins (44 not out off 73) and Nathan Lyon (16 not out off 28) took Australia to a famous win.
Opener Usman Khawaja notched up his 15th Test hundred as Australia ended Day 2 of the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Saturday, June 17 at 311/5. Resuming their first innings at 14/0, Australia lost David Warner (9), Marnus Labuschagne (0) and Steven Smith (16) cheaply.
Australian Test captain Pat Cummins has admitted that the team wants to end their two-decade old Ashes drought in England. The Aussies are the current holders of the urn. They won the series at home 4-0 in 2021-22. However, it has been a good 22 years since Australia won the Ashes in England