After an unfortunate loss in the first Test of Ashes 2019, England team faced another blow as pacer James Anderson was ruled out of the second Test due to injury. Anderson, who first tore his right calf muscle while playing for Lancashire against Durham at Sedburgh on July 2, on Thursday experienced further discomfort during his over of the England vs Australia 1st Test match at Edgbaston. He could only bowl four overs in the match left the field for treatment. Ashes 2019: James Anderson Gives England Early Injury Scare After Limping off for a Suspected Torn Right Calf.
Earlier, England pacer James Anderson apologised to his teammates after bowling only four overs because of a calf injury on the Day 1 of the first Ashes Test against Australia, revealed Stuart Broad. "He's a bit distraught," ESPNcricinfo quoted Broad as saying after the end of play on Day One. "He came and said sorry to the bowlers. He feels like he's let the bowling group down, which of course he hasn't. He's down and he's frustrated." Funny Memes on Ashes 2019 Windies Umpire Joel Wilson Flood Internet for His Umpiring Blunders During Edgbaston Test.
England lost the first Test of Ashes 2019 by 251 runs after they saw a batting collapse while chasing 398 run-target. Australia dominating the hosts in the second innings. Although England managed a lead of 90 runs after the first innings, Australia smashed massive 487-7 in the 2nd innings to keep a 498-run target for England. England batsmen collapsed to Australia’s bowling attack and were bowled out for just 146. Nathan Lyon took 6 wickets and Pat Cummins bagged 4 wickets in the second innings to keep England far out of reach from victory.
England currently trail Australia 1-0 having lost the opening Test at Edgabston by 251 runs. Steve Smith was declared Man of the Match for his twin century in the Test. The 30-year-old, who was making his return to the Australian Test team after serving a year ban for his role in the ball-tampering scandal, first rescued Australia from 122/8 situation with a fighting 144 runs before scripting history by registering a hundred even in the second innings. Matthew Wade also completed his ton before Nathan Lyon ran through the entire English batting order to hand Australia a famous victory and help them take a 1-0 lead in the five-match Test series.