A 25-year-old fast bowler left David Warner astonished as the ball sneaked through his defense and hit the stumps like a bullet. The second Test match of the Ashes series was being played at Lord’s Cricket Ground. England won the toss and invited Australia to bat first. After a solid start by the Kangaroos, David Warner got dismissed after scoring 66 runs. He fell victim to the fierce bowling of Josh Tongue, a talented 25-year-old English bowler. Tongue clean bowled the Australian batsman and paved the way to the pavilion.
Josh Tongue surprised Warner
In fact, David Warner seemed completely set on the crease and posed a significant threat to the English team after completing his half-century. At that moment, captain Ben Stokes handed the ball to Josh Tongue, showing immense trust in the 25-year-old fast bowler. Tongue’s pace rattled Warner, and the ball hit the stumps like a bullet. Warner’s wickets were scattered while he was still trying to comprehend what had happened.
Warner falls short of a century
After a disappointing performance with the bat in the first Test match of the Ashes series, Warner found his form at Lord’s Cricket Ground. The Australian batsman displayed excellent shots right from the beginning and played with confidence. Partnering with Usman Khawaja, Warner provided a strong start to the Kangaroos, adding 73 runs for the first wicket. Even after Khawaja’s dismissal, Warner continued his excellent batting display and scored his first half-century of the Ashes series in 2023.
Tongue replaces Moeen in the lineup
England made a change in their playing eleven for the Lord’s Test. Josh Tongue was included in the team, replacing Moeen Ali. Tongue had made his Test debut against Ireland, where he impressed with a five-wicket haul. His exceptional bowling performance earned him a spot in the Ashes Test against Australia at Lord’s.