This attack of this bowler was beyond the imagination for the army of veteran batsmen who came to register a victory against England at any cost.
Steve Harmison filled the hearts of the batsmen with fear. (symbolic picture)
Teams go to play matches in the cricket stadium. And the spectators go to see the interesting battle of ball and bat. But what would you say if some other game is being played in the match instead of cricket. The game is also not like that, but deadly. This is exactly what happened in the match we are talking about. In this match, open game was played on a pitch of 22 yards. If the ball hit someone’s elbow, blood started flowing from someone’s cheek. This bloody match was played in England and today i.e. 21st July was that day. The match was between England and Australia. The series was of Ashes and the ground was of Lord’s.
In the year 2005, in this match, which lasted from 21 to 24 July, the Australian team came out to bat first. The whole team was bundled out for 190 runs. The maximum damage was done by the tall stature Steve Hermison, who took five wickets for 43 runs in 11.2 overs. During this stormy bowling, when he hit a fast ball on the elbow of Justin Langer, then blood started coming out of Ricky Ponting’s cheek. Langer scored 40 runs for Australia, while Shane Warne contributed 28 and Simon Katich contributed 27 runs. However, the condition of England was not very good and in the first innings, the team was reduced to 155 runs. Kevin Pietersen scored 57 runs while Geraint Jones contributed 30 runs. England’s back for Australia was broken by Glenn McGrath, who took five wickets. Three victims came in Brettie Lee’s part, then Shane Warne took two wickets.
Australia won by 239 runs
Now Australia performed better in the second innings and scored 384 runs. Michael Clarke scored the highest 91 runs, Simon Katich scored 67 and Damien Martin scored 65 runs. Captain Ricky Ponting scored 42 runs and 34 runs came off Matthew Hayden’s bat. Steve Hermison took three wickets this time, while Matthew Hoggard and Andrew Flintoff had two victims each. England got the target of 420 runs in this way. The team could not struggle much and was reduced to 180 runs. Only three players could score more than 10 runs. In this, Kevin Pietersen contributed 64 not out, Marcus Trescothick 44 and Andrew Strauss contributed 37 runs. Four batsmen could not open the account. McGrath also took four wickets in this innings. At the same time, Shane Warne also sent four batsmen to the pavilion. Brett Lee took two wickets. In this way, in four days, Australia won this match by a huge margin of 239 runs.
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