At the Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds, England, tomorrow will see the third Ashes match between Australia and England. Visitors are leading the series 2-0; for England to win this game, the series must still be tied. In the last 22 years, England hasn’t lost two straight home games vs Australia. Aussies last won a series in England in 2001, so a victory at Headingley would be a significant turning point.
Records and stats at Headingley of England vs Australia
The 26th meeting between England and Australia will take place at Yorkshire Cricket Ground. The Aussies have won here nine times whereas England has only defeated them eight times to far, which is ridiculous. 80 test matches have taken place at Headingley, with the home team winning 36 and the visiting team winning 25. A draw occurred in 18 games.
In the most recent match between the two teams, at Headingley, Stokes produced an unbeaten hundred to help England pull off an incredible victory by one wicket. He did so while forming an unforgettable tenth wicket partnership with Jack Leach, who scored just one run in their 76-run partnership during the run chase of 362 in the 2019 Ashes.
Recent debate is turning Heat of Australia vs the host
An event in the England vs. Australia Ashes series on Sunday sparked a heated argument between supporters of the two sides, a prime minister’s remark, and even some unpleasant incidents in the revered grounds of Lord’s. The second match was down to the wire on the fifth and final day of the five-match series, with England behind 1-0.
Englishman Jonny Bairstow allowed an Australian bowler’s ball to pass before moving a short distance forward after concluding that the play was ended. He had stepped off the bag, roughly corresponding to a base runner leaving his crease. However, the ball wasn’t quite dead when Australian wicketkeeper Alex Carey tossed it in, knocking over the wicket and forcing Bairstow to be out. Nobody contested that the umpires had the right to call him out. The issue was whether the Australians exploiting Bairstow’s careless actions were playing under the rules.
The predominantly English-speaking crowd agreed, as seen by the booing and cries of “Same old Aussies, always cheating” that could be heard at the ground. (The chant seems to refer to Australians being busted for ball-doping in 2018 in part.) The Australians strolled past the members-only Long Room on their way out for lunch, which is generally a sombre tribute to cricket. The angry Marylebone Cricket Club members, many of whom were also quite old, surrounded and confronted them there. Three members were suspended after the event, the club declared.
Ben Stokes vs Australia’s captain
Rishi Sunak, the British prime minister, was among those who responded quickly. Sunak, according to his spokeswoman, thought the play went against the spirit of the contest. Ben Stokes, the captain of England, said: “For the kangaroos, it was the decisive moment. Would it be how I wanted to win a game? For me, the answer is no. Australian skipper, Pat Cummins, had a different perspective: “I thought it was fair. Keepers typically act in this manner. Jonny abandoned his crease. You hand the rest over to the officials.