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Bairstow’s Controversial Dismissal in 2nd Ashes Test; England Fans Reacts

In the Ashes series 2023, Jonny Bairstow’s Controversial Dismissal by Alex Carey made England fans furious as he was outside the crease after leaving a delivery in the second test series.

Jonny Bairstow’s Controversial Dismissal at Ashes Test 2023

It happened in the first session of the England Innings as Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes had pressure on building up the score after Ben Duckett’s catch by Alex Carey. England was chasing a target of 371 and was 193 for 5 when Bairstow ducked to avoid a bouncer from Cameron Green on the last ball of the 52nd over.

On the final delivery by Cameron Green, the ball was alone to the wicket-keeper as Jonny Bairstow started walking outside the Crease towards his partner Stokes, having thoughts of the dead ball.

Alex Carey realized an opening and took advantage to dismiss the batter, and had an attempt for a direct hit at the striker’s end to catch Bairstow off-guard and succeeded in it.

In a moment it was given out and he was left with fumes as Australians celebrated around him. According to Law 20, a ball is considered dead when it is finally settled, which is under the final decision of the Umpire. On the incident, Umpire Ahsan Raza had not even called it over.

Umpire Simon Taufel explained to former Captain Mike Atherton that the ball is not considered dead until “both sides disregard that the ball is in play.”

The England fans are not happy with the decision as they started to chant, “Shame old Aussies, always cheating,” and kept screaming over each boundary that Stokes hit following the incident of Jonny Bairstow.

After the incident, the new batsman Stuart Broad was seen tapping the bat at the crease on both ends while looking at the umpire each time and there were a lot of words being exchanged.

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Ashes 2023 Second Test series 

Australia leads the series 2-0 and they were determined for a win in Ashes since 2001 at Headingley in the third test starting on Thursday.

Batting first Australia scored 416, where Steve Smith scored 110 runs out of 84 balls. Ollie Robinson and Josh Tongue scalped three wickets. England was taken out for 325, giving a hand 91 run lead to Australia. Duckett scored 98, while Jonny Bairstow scored a half-century. Mitchell Starc had taken three wickets for Australia.

Australia was bowled out for 279 in the second innings. Usman Khawaja scored 77 runs out of 187 balls, including 12 boundaries.

Australia had England on the ropes as Ben Stokes was on an attempt to win the second Test by 43 runs on Sunday. Ben Stokes seemed to be close to pulling a victory out of an Impending defeat for England with a score of 155 which reminded a century in the fourth innings to win the Ashes test at Headingley in 2019.

Ben Duckett shared a 132-run partnership with England captain Ben Stokes to rescue them from 45-4.

On the pathetic situation of England in the field, Ben Stokes turned the tables bringing hope to the crowd for a victory as he scored to reach the impossible target. As his wicket was gone, on top edging in a short ball from Josh Hazlewood Alex Carey had it in his hands.

Australia now have to take the wickets for the victory which will allow them to have a Test series win for Australia.

After his wicket, England couldn’t stand up against Australian bowling eventually falling all out for 327. By the victory, Australia leads the series and they are one step away from getting the first Ashes series win in England since 2001.

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