WATCH: Josh Tongue picks up his first Ashes wicket, leaves Usman Khawaja stunned

 WATCH: Josh Tongue picks up his first Ashes wicket, leaves Usman Khawaja stunned

Usman Khawaja (Source: Twitter)

England decided to include four seamers as part of their playing XI for the current second Test of the Ashes series at Lord’s, with great all-rounder Joe Root being the sole player who folded the arm over for some spin-bowling. Notably, Josh Tongue was brought in for Moeen Ali in England’s playing XI after the two-wicket setback in the opening Test at Edgbaston. Just before lunchtime on the opening day of the second Ashes Test, the 25-year-old took his first Ashes wicket by dismissing Usman Khawaja.

Earlier this year, right-arm fast bowler Josh Tongue made his English debut this month during the one-off Test against Ireland. In that match, he captured five wickets during the second inning, which gave him a bright start to his career and a wonderful opportunity to play for the Ashes. Meanwhile, during the toss, English captain Ben Stokes asserted that Tongue got the nod over veteran Mark Wood, as he wasn’t completely fit to play the Lord’s Test.

Notably, England skipper Ben Stokes won the toss during the second Ashes and decided to opt for fielding. After putting visitors on the bat, it seems there has been a good battle between the bat and the ball. Earlier, David Warner had scored fifty runs, while Usman Khawaja, his opening partner, was dismissed by Josh Tongue for 17 shortly before lunch. After lunch, as the game started off, English pacer Tongue picked up his second wicket by upsetting David Warner in the 30th over after he struck a magnificent knock of 66 runs from 88 balls.

In addition to this, Australia opener Usman Khawaja couldn’t believe it when he was struck out by a 25-year-old young English pacer. Check out here-

Australia crossed the mark of 150 runs

Meanwhile, Australia’s middle order batters, Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith formed a great partnership as the visitors crossed the mark of 190 runs, and on top of that, they will be inspired to do so effectively this time around as both of them are clear that they fell short in the first Test. On the other side, Josh Tongue has given England the breakthrough it needed after James Anderson, Stuart Broad, and Ollie Robinson all failed to dismiss the Aussie openers.


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