The Ashes: England loses both its openers cheaply

The England team is in trouble, with both the openers getting out cheaply.

England is witnessing the game slipping away from their hands as two early wickets can leave them trailing.

With the lead of 303, the hosts come out bowling with a satisfying total. England is trailing a big score, but losing two early wickets has forced them to go more defensive.


England’s score was only 2 runs, when they lost their first opener, Rory Burns. Burns, responding to Crawley’s call slowly, got a direct hit by Marnus. While the England openers were confident to take a single, Marnus’s direct throw at the striker’s end made it worse for England. The swing and pace were troubling the bowlers, run-out came out be another issue for tea England to rectify about. Rory got out for a duck, having played just 6 balls.

Cummins took the second wicket, with a thick edge from Crawley’s bat, going in the hands of Travis Head. Travis Head reveals a stunning celebration, clapping his hands like a crocodile’s mouth. Zak Crawley having scored just 18 runs, gave away his wicket cheaply.

The England team is in trouble, with both the openers getting out cheaply. England’s middle order plays with a burden of trailing more then 250 runs. Captain Root and Malan, the two experienced and in form players have a role to play, with the game in the hands of Australia.

The hosts, bagging in both the openers, do not want to give away this game easily and the tough fight of the hosts makes this Ashes even much more exciting. Australia is dominating the 5th Test, with captain Root coming in to bat, hoping to change England’s fate.