“Some suicidal batting”- Fans BRUTALLY criticize England after hosts lose six wickets for 47 runs in first inning of second Ashes Test

While the hosts looked in control after the end of Day 2’s play, having scored 278 runs for the loss of four wickets, England lost six wickets for 47 runs in the first session of Day 3.


“Some suicidal batting”- Fans BRUTALLY criticize England after hosts lose six wickets for 47 runs in first inning of second Ashes Test

Fans criticize England for 'suicidal' batting (Image via ICC, England Cricket Twitter)

England and their ‘entertaining’ brand of cricket aka BazBall is the talk of the town. While Ben Stokes and Co. was earning a lot of praise when it started playing aggressively and won match after match, the defeat to Australia in the home Ashes has not been well-received so far. 

England received a lot of flak for persisting with the heedless BazBall approach after they lost the first Test. But the team continued to bat aggressively in the second Test Ashes as well. As a result, England were bowled out for 325 in reply to Australia’s 416 in the first inning. 

While the hosts looked in control after the end of Day 2’s play, having scored 278 runs for the loss of four wickets, England lost six wickets for 47 runs in the first session of Day 3. Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, and Jonny Bairstow fell within 31 runs and soon England saw their last three wickets falling for just two runs. 

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Fans left embarrassed by England’s batting in second Ashes Test!

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Harry Brook, Ben Duckett (Image via England Cricket Twitter)

This batting performance from England in the first inning of second Ashes Test certainly did not sit well with the fans as they lambasted the team for being reckless. While a few called it suicidal batting, a few fans found the performance embarrassing. 

Check out the reactions. 

Talking about England’s batters’ performances, Ben Duckett top-scored with his 98 off 134. Meanwhile, Harry Brook (50 off 68), Zak Crawley (48 off 48), and (42 off 63) also chipped in. Last match’s centurion Joe Root could only manage 10 runs despite a reprieve late on Day 2. Ben Stokes (17), Bairstow (16), and Stuart Broad (12) were the other batters to score in double digits.

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