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England Dominates in Manchester With a Strong First Innings Score

New Delhi. The fourth match of ‘The Ashes 2023’ between England and Australia is being played in Manchester from 19th July. In this match, the English captain Ben Stokes also excelled in batting, scoring a brilliant half-century. The joy of this half-century was evident on his face, although it could only last for a short while. Stokes could only add one run to his personal score before being bowled by the opposition team’s captain Pat Cummins, forcing him to return to the pavilion.

Ben Stokes notched his 30th Test half-century

Before getting out, Ben Stokes successfully achieved his 30th half-century in Test cricket, showcasing excellent batting skills. He faced a total of 74 deliveries in Manchester’s first innings and managed to score 51 runs at a strike rate of 68.91. During this period, he hit five excellent boundaries with his bat.

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England’s position looks strong in Manchester

England’s position in Manchester is appearing quite strong. The English team has scored 506 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the first innings until the time of writing. Currently, Jonny Bairstow (41) and Mark Wood (06) are at the crease for the team.

The players who got out in the first innings for the English team are: Jack Crawley (189), Ben Duckett (01), Moeen Ali (54), Joe Root (84), Harry Brook (61), Captain Ben Stokes (51), and Chris Woakes (0). England has gained a lead of 189 runs based on Australia’s first innings score.

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