Live Cricket Score, Schedule, Latest News, Stats And Much More

  1. Home

Why Are England Players Wearing Wrong Jerseys In 5th Ashes Test? For A Noble Cause - Watch

With the first innings of the third Test of the fifth and final Test of the 2023 Ashes series between England and Australia at the Oval ending with little to nothing to distinguish the two teams, the third Test is expected to be a pivotal day in a Test match.

On Saturday, July 29, the home team made an emotional gesture before the game began. After trading jerseys with their colleagues and being joined by their Australian counterparts, the Ben Stokes-led team gathered for a pre-game photo shoot.

England made the unique gesture in honour of the Alzheimer's Society, a care and research organisation that supports people with dementia and their professions in the United Kingdom (UK). The two teams gathered in the centre for a song performance by society members.

During the pre-game practise, every England player wore a different player's jersey. Ben Stokes, the captain, for instance, was sporting Jonny Bairstow's uniform. great bowler James Anderson wore Stuart Broad's jersey, while Moeen Ali's jersey was worn by great batter Joe Root.
Watch this

After Australia built a slim 12-run lead in the first innings, it can be said that England took control of the game by scoring 130 runs before lunch while only losing one wicket. A half-century was achieved by Zak Crawley, and Ben Duckett was removed after 42 minutes.

After winning the 2021–22 series 4-0, Australia is currently leading the series 2-1 and has already kept the urn. Stokes and company were close to tying the series in the fourth Test, but rain on the final two days in Manchester prevented that from happening.

The first two tests of the series have been won by the visitors, but the Headingley Test marked the beginning of an incredible comeback for the home team.