The fifth and final Ashes test is in progress currently. England have batted first and scored 294 runs in the first inning while Australia have scored 225 runs, and England takes the lead of 69 runs in the first inning. At the end of day two, England were 9/0 and lead went past 70 runs. Steve Smith has scored his 10th 50+ scores in Ashes.
During the Australia Inning, Mathew Wade played a shot, and he and Steve Smith took three Runs. But when they were completing the third run, Jonny Bairstow made fools Steve Smith by fake fielding. Jonny Bairstow tried to run out steve Smith without collecting the ball.
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I wasn’t making runs: Micthell Marsh
“I wasn’t making runs – if you bat No. 4 for Australia you need to make runs,” Marsh said. “Last year was a range of stuff, a few things in my personal life. I lost a close friend to suicide at the start of the summer, and when things like that happen, I didn’t handle it as well as I could have, and that transitioned into my cricket at times as well. I understand everyone goes through tough periods in their life, but I certainly didn’t handle it as best I could.
“But to have gone through that and got through the summer the way I did and finished with Western Australia, I knew I still had a love for the game. It was a tough summer last year. I tried to put it behind me as quickly as possible, and here I am. It took me until probably March, the last three Shield games of the year for WA. When you play cricket, or you do anything, and you want to do well badly, and it doesn’t work out, it’s very easy to get down on yourself.
“I was certainly at that stage, so I did a lot of work with our sports psych Matt Burgin at WA just about detaching myself from the outcome, working as hard as I can, getting as fit as I can, preparing well and it sort of started from there. I’ve hardly played any cricket since then, but that’s what I’ve been doing.”