Ashes 2023 was a full thriller as every cricket fan has enjoyed this entire five-match Test series between England and Australia in England. This Test series ended by 2-2, while Australia retained the Ashes.
All the matches of the Ashes 2023 were very competitive. While both the hosts England and the visitors Australia brought out their high-quality performances in the series, rain also played a very crucial role at the late moment of the series.
Ashes 2023: The thrilling five-match Test series
The first Test of the Ashes 2023 was also the first game of the 2023-2025 ICC World Test Championship. It was the Birmingham Test where the visitors Australia secured a two-wicket win.
Lord’s hosted the second Test of the Ashes 2023, where the visitors took a 2-0 lead with another close 43-run victory.
England finally made a comeback in the Test series during the third Test at Leeds, where the hosts won by three wickets.
England dominated the fourth Test at Manchester, but rain heavily affected the last two days of that Test match. Ultimately, it ended in a draw as Australia confirmed their retention of the Ashes
The Oval hosted the final Test of the Ashes 2023, where England won by 49 runs. Legendary English cricketer Stuart Broad ended the Test match with the match-winning wicket. Broad ended his international career as the second-leading wicket-taker in the Ashes 2023 with 22 wickets.
What does the Ashes 2023 result mean?
Since the 2017/18 edition, Australia have successfully held four consecutive Ashes urn. While they won the home series in the 2017/18 edition and the 2021/22 edition as the unbeaten, the away Ashes 2019 and away Ashes 2023 ended with 2-2 draw results.
After winning the home Ashes 2015, England are waiting to win or hold another Ashes series.
Meanwhile, Australia’s wait for an away Ashes series victory continues at the end of the Ashes 2023. The last time, the Baggy Greens won an Ashes in England in the 2001 edition.
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Ashes 2023: Match results
1st Test at Birmingham: Australia won by 2 wickets (Australia took a 1-0 lead in the series)
2nd Test at Lord’s: Australia won by 43 runs (Australia took a 2-0 lead in the series)
3rd Test at Leeds: England won by 3 wickets (Australia had a 2-1 lead in the series)
4th Test at Manchester: Match Drawn (Australia had a 2-1 lead in the series; Australia confirmed retaining the Ashes)
5th Test at The Oval: England won by 49 runs (Series drawn by 2-2; Australia retained the Ashes)