England spectator verbally attack the Australian players during 5th Ashes Test

England spectators verbally attack the Australian players

The Australian Players Khawaja and Labuschagne were angry due to an ENG spectator’s verbal attack on Australians on the 5th Test of the Ashes 2023 at Kennington Oval.

England Spectator verbally attack the Australian players

It’s been three weeks after Lord’s Long Room Incident and Australian players are abused again during Ashes 2023.

On Lord’s Long Room, Usman Khawaja was verbally attacked by MCC members on the controversial dismissal of Jonny Bairstow in the second Test of the Ashes 2023 where Australia won the Test.

After many waves of abuse, the verbal attacks continued till the fifth Ashes Test 2023, the Australian star, and Marnus Labuschagne faced a similar during the final Ashes Test at Kennington Oval In London last week after a video leak of an England fan verbally abusing Australian Players.

On the third day of the match, England raced forward to make a lead in the match after a positive approach from Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, and Ben Stokes.

The Australian players were returning back to the pavilion after their stands, where one of the spectators was filmed yelling “boring’ at each player who had been walking to the stairs.

As Khawaja and Labuschagne received the same kind of treatment from the England fans. While other players ignored it, the above-mentioned players were left angry and were charging at him.

The Australia opener urged the man to “calm down”, while Labuschagne asked him, “What did you say? What did you say, mate? You’re just about to go at everyone else.” Upon being confronted, the spectator was quick to respond with an apology.

Lord’s Long Room incident was a shameful one when Khawaja and David Warner were verbally abused in an argument when the Australian players came back from the field on break.

Both the Australia batters were tried to be calmed by the Security officers after they confronted one of the MCC members before umpire Chris Gaffaney intervened.

On Sunday, the match was washed out due to heavy rain in London, but Australian openers Khawaja and Warner put up a good show against a well-planned chase of 384.

They made an unbeaten 135-run stand with both scoring their respective fifties before stumps was called. Australia will resume the final day of the Ashes series with 249 runs to chase, having 10 wickets in hand.

The pair survived a tornado of aggressive bowling on their way becoming the highest opening partnership in the Ashes in England since 2009.

When Australia was just ahead of a century, James Anderson dropped Warner with an unintentional attack for David’s shoulder which was tackled by him with the help of bat.

The fast bowler Mark Wood, hit Khawaja on the helmet with a bouncer, before it started to rain. Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, and Wood all joined on the field, but were unable to break through the openers’ defences.

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On Saturday, England played aggressively, with Zak Crawley scoring 73 runs, Joe Root scoring 91 runs and Bairstow scoring 78 runs contributing to a large lead to Australian bowlers who have been trying to fold and control the runs.

No team has chased down more than 263 at the particular ground, a record by England against Australia in 1902, although ten teams have scored more than 300 runs to a draw at the Kennington Oval.