The most sixes struck by a captain in an Ashes Test match since 1971 were five, which Australian skipper Pat Cummins hit in total during the game. The Australian team’s skipper Pat Cummins led his team to a tense two-wicket victory on Day 5 of the first Ashes Test against England at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Tuesday.
Australia Had a Memorable Run Chase in Ashes
Usman Khawaja’s patient 65 at the start and Pat Cummins’ unbroken 44, which included two sixes and four fours, helped the Australians win by two wickets as they chased 281 at a boisterous Edgbaston. Cummins smashed the most sixes by a captain in an Ashes Test Match with 5 throughout the entire game. At Lord’s in 1971, Percy Chapman previously hit three sixes. Along with South Africa, who achieved the same in 2008, Australia chased a goal of 281, which was the joint second-highest total at Edgbaston.
Man of the Match Khwaja Shine Out
Player of the match winner Khawaja stated, “It was an unbelievable game.” “I watched Edgbaston 2005 on TV as a kid, I stayed up late,” Khawaja claimed. This has had to be one of my favourite test matches I’ve ever played in, and I was there when Stokesy scored that incredible century at Headingley in the most recent Ashes (in England in 2019).
Watch the Video of the Winning Moment
The iconic finish this match deserved 🤌
— Sony Sports Network (@SonySportsNetwk) June 20, 2023
The moment when Australia defeated England to retain the Ashes and silenced many naysayers in the process. The enthusiasm and joy in the Australian camp could be observed after the captain wins the game in the final inning.
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