Internet desk. Cricket is a game in which anything can happen and that is what happened in the first Test match of the Ashes series being played between England and Australia. Yes, a surprising incident happened on the first day of the first Test of the Ashes series 2023. In this, England captain Ben Stokes surprised everyone by making a decision.
It happened for the first time in Test cricket
The first Ashes Test match between England and Australia was a unique feat that has not happened in the 146-year history of cricket. England declared the innings after scoring 393 runs in this match on the first day. This is usually less common in tests. However, this has happened five times before. But England have become the first team to do so twice during a Test match in a calendar year. No team has been able to do this before. England declared the innings by scoring 325 runs on the first day of a Test match played against New Zealand this year.
This feat happened for the sixth time
This is the sixth time in the history of Test cricket that an innings has been declared on the first day. The names of England and South Africa are recorded twice in this list, while Pakistan and Australia have also done so once.
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