Although the second test ended in a draw, it was one of the most exciting matches in recent times. Both teams gave it their all till the last ball. So, here are the top three things that we learned from the second Ashes test:
1) Magnificent Marnus
History was made in this test match. Marnus Labuschagne was the first player in history to be a concussion substitute. He replaced Steve Smith, who was hit on the head by a bouncer. Labuschagne proved to be an amazing replacement for Smith, scoring 59 in the second innings for his team and rescuing a draw.
2) Amazing Archer
Jofra Archer was simply superb with the ball. He was playing in his debut test, but he looked rather accomplished with the ball. He managed to pick up 3 wickets in the second innings, managing to give England a chance of a win. But Australia managed to survive the storm. Nevertheless, Archer could prove to be a great weapon for England.
3) Roy Fails
Jason Roy’s struggles in the test format have continued. The England opener failed once again. There has been a lot of talk regarding moving him down the order. But that would mean that someone else needs to open the innings. Although Roy is unlikely to be dropped, he needs to pull his socks up quickly.
To sum up, the test was a really exciting one and Australia managed to hang on for the draw. They still have a 1-0 lead and that may just prove to be crucial going into the third test. The fans simply cannot wait!