Third Ashes Test 2019

England won the Third Test at Headingley. England scored 362 runs in their innings and won by 1 wicket (link).

At the start of that innings, it was likely that to win England needed to create partnerships of greater than 36 runs. Australia’s role was to prevent this happening.

The graph indicates the required rate in blue and England’s response in red. England’s middle order controlled the game and were in excess of the target (37 runs ahead by the sixth wicket).

The game moved into a new phase when Chris Woakes was dismissed. The next two wickets tipped the game in Australia’s favour. The game moved back in England’s favour in the final wicket partnership. In that partnership, Ben Stokes scored 74 of the 76 run total.

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