Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh spoke openly about scoring his century on Day 1 of the third Test of the ongoing Ashes series at Headingley on Thursday 6 July. Mitchell Marsh admitted that the team was not in a good position when it came to hitting. his return match.
mitchell swamp he returned to the test team after a four-year gap, replacing the injured Cameron Green. Marsh reached the crease as the team lost four early wickets in the first session. He played a brilliant 118-run counter-attacking innings in Australia’s first innings.
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It was a tough 10 minutes there – Mitchell Marsh
Mitchell Marsh stated that he wanted to express himself in the match despite the team losing four wickets for 85 runs just before lunch.
“It was a tough 10 minutes there. The first game of The Worst Nightmare returns before lunch at 4/80. But I felt calm, to be honest. I felt like I was able to enter the contest very quickly.” Marsh told SEN Cricket
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“I have worked very hard to get to a point where I can go bare chested and have confidence in my ability. It hasn’t always been the case at Test Cricket and I’m certainly not alone when it comes to it. I came out and wanted to play my way.” added.
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Trying to get a lead in the third inning – Mitchell Marsh
The 31-year-old stated that skipper Pat Cummins encouraged him to play his natural game. Marsh also stressed the importance of neutralizing the threat posed by Mark Wood in the second inning.
“Patty told me if you want to go out there and hit your first ball for six, go for it. Obviously, I’m not going to do that, but that’s the kind of freedom it gives you, to go out and just play.” he continued.
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“As a team, we have to shut him down (Wood) in the second inning and no matter what the game throws at us tomorrow, make sure we try to get a lead in the third inning.” He concluded.
Mark Wood hit the ball in his first game of the series. The right-arm pacer claimed five wickets for just 34 runs in 11.4 overs, including four maiden overs.
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