Ashes 2023 [WATCH]: Chris Woakes’ double strike breathes life into England’s quest to level the series
In the final Ashes Test at The Oval, England’s hopes of leveling the series were revived by Chris Woakes, who removed both Australia’s openers, David Warner and Usman Khawaja, early on the last day of the match. Australia, being the holders, had already retained the Ashes with a 2-1 lead in the series.
Australia began day 5 on 135-0, with Warner on 58 not out and Khawaja unbeaten on 69, making them the marginal favorites to secure a 3-1 series victory and the first Ashes campaign triumph in England since 2001.
Woakes accurate bowling led to the downfall of Warner and Khawaja:
England’s pace legend Stuart Broad, who had announced his retirement after the match, led the attack in an attempt to take the wicket of Warner for the 18th time in Tests. However, it was Woakes who provided the crucial breakthrough. The 34-year-old bowled an exceptional delivery that dismissed Warner. Bowling over the wicket to Warner, the left-hander edged