The England team have made a strong comeback in the 2023 Ashes series by defeating Australia by 3 wickets in the Headingley Test match. After the defeat in the first 2 test matches, it was very important for the English team to win this match. In this game, the team saw the excellent performance of Mark Wood both with the ball and with the bat. After the team’s victory, England captain Ben Stokes also praised Wood, describing him as a special player.
Ben Stokes said after winning the Headingley test that he is very happy after winning. After we won the toss, we could have done anything hitting or pitching. Mitchell Marsh hit very well in the first few innings and took the game away from us. The outfield of this field is very good. Both Mark Wood and Chris Woakes showed excellent performance with their return. Watching Woakes’ game, I did not feel at all that he is playing test cricket after a long time.
Stokes further said in his statement that having a player like Mark Wood in the team gives you a lot of strength. Along with bowling at a steady 95 miles per hour, he also contributes significantly in the lower order for the team with the bat. It’s not easy to score 24 runs in just 8 balls. You don’t succeed in doing this every time.
Ben Stokes reacts to England’s crucial third Ashes Test win pic.twitter.com/WA8Nozd6gS
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The next test match of the Ashes 2023 series will now be played at the Manchester ground from July 19. In this regard, Ben Stokes said that the fourth game will now be very important for both teams. Everyone wants to see a good game. By getting a 9-day break, we will also have the opportunity to rest. It’s always great to come to Headingley and play for us, we get all the support from the fans here.