Last Update on: July 26th, 2023 at 04:59 pm
England batsman Harry Brook has said that it will be a lovely thing if England draw Ashes 2023 series. Harry Brook also said that it will be great to not give Australia the privilege of winning Ashes 2023.
After four games, Australia lead Ashes 2023 2-1. They have retained the Ashes 2023 urn but there is one more Test to go. If England win the 5th Test, the Ashes 2023 series will witness a 2-2 draw.
If we win this week, it’s a draw isn’t it? That would be lovely: Harry Brook
While speaking to reporters (as quoted by ESPNcricinfo), England’s middle-order batsman Harry Brook said that it would be lovely to draw the Ashes 2023. He also added that England have not lost Ashes 2023 yet and if they win the next Test, it will be lovely to not give Australia the privilege of winning.
“We haven’t lost yet. They’ve only retained it. So, if we win this week, it’s a draw isn’t it? That would be lovely. It’s not nice drawing is it, but it would be lovely to not give them that privilege,” the 24-year-old said.
It’s A Shame Weather Ruined Manchester Test: Harry Brook
Talking about the previous Test in Manchester, Harry Brook said it’s a shame that the weather ruined the match for England as they were dominating the game. He also feels that England are confident of winning the 5th Test of Ashes 2023.
“We were dominating the game last week weren’t we? So if the game had played out, I would like to think we would have won that. So if we can win this week, it almost can make it a moral victory. It’s a shame the weather ruined it for us because we’d have felt very confident going into this game at 2-2,” Harry Brook further added.
England had completely outplayed Australia in the 4th Test. Bowling out the visitors for 317 in 1st innings, England set up a mammoth total of 592-10 with a century by Zak Crawley (189) and 99 by Jonny Bairstow.
Accumulating a 275-run lead after 1st innings, England were the favorites to win the match. However, rain affected the match on the final day when Australia reached 214-5 on the board. As a result, the match ended in a draw.
Meanwhile, AUS vs ENG 5th Test of Ashes 2023 begins on July 27 (Wednesday). Kennington Oval in London is the venue of the clash. If England manage to win the final game, they will be able to draw Ashes 2023. However, Australia have already managed to retain the trophy.