Here is the detail of 2023 Cricket Highlights: 12 Top Moments You Can’t Miss. With the year’s end drawing near, The Roar is reflecting on the moments that mattered in Australian sports and beyond, as well as the highs and lows of 2023. It’s time to take a look back at the most noteworthy incidents from a hectic period in the cricket world during the previous 12 months. In cricket, it has been an extremely dramatic year, with big tournaments at stake, reputations destroyed, and legends born.
2023 Cricket Highlights: 12 Top Moments You Can’t Miss:
Here are some of the top moments in cricket history in 2023:
1. Australian Women’s T20 World Cup Winners
This barely makes the list because Australian women have routinely won everything under the sun. In the championship match, they defeated the home team by 20 runs, amassing 156 runs behind Beth Mooney’s explosive 74. They never looked like they were in danger.
2. Ash Gardner’s 12 Wickets In The Women’s Ashes Test Victory
With the increasing ascent in the women’s Ashes Test, Ash Gardner did not disappoint. The outstanding all-rounder took 12 wickets overall, including 8-66, to help Australia win by 89 runs. After Shaiza Khan, who recorded 13/226 for Pakistan against the West Indies in Karachi in 2004, her haul was the second-best total ever.
3. Victory Of Australia In The WTC Final:
The Australian men’s team made history when they defeated India in the World Test Championship final at the Oval to win their first title. Travis Head’s outstanding 163 opened the score, and the bowling attack then hammered India for 209 runs, twice dismissing them for less than 300.
4. In Delhi, Australia Falters To Lose The Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Following their collapse in the first Test, Australia was still in the match going into the third day in Delhi. However, they lost 9-52 in a stunning batting collapse as India’s spinners went on the rampage. The disastrous batting gave the home team the win and an unstoppable 2-0 series lead.
5. NZ Wins By One Run Against England
When England forced a follow-on match against New Zealand in Wellington, Bazball suffered its first serious blow. The Black Caps responded with 483 in their second inning, setting the tourists up for victory with 258. Neil Wagner’s dismissal of Tailender James Anderson left them painfully short.
6. As Australia Wins The World Cup, a Head Explodes
In the men’s ODI World Cup final, Australia was the underdog. Still, Travis Head’s spectacular century clinched the boil-over triumph after Pat Cummins’ bold choice to bowl first destroyed India. He guided the Australians home with six wickets and seven overs remaining with a magnificent 139, just as he had done in the WTC decider, by smashing India’s bowlers all over the park.
7. Maxwell Uses One Leg To Slay Afghanistan
Australia collapsed to 7-91, chasing 293 for victory, seemingly headed for their most shocking defeat in World Cup history. As his innings went on, Glenn Maxwell produced an incredible counterattack, hitting sixes into the stands even though he was unable to run or move his feet due to severe cramps. In what may be the greatest ODI knock in cricket history, he brought up his double century and the winning runs.
8. Afghanistan’s Major Setbacks Against England And Pakistan
The first major upset of this World Cup occurred when Afghanistan defeated England, the reigning champions, by an overwhelming 69 runs. Probably winning the game on the powerplay itself, Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored 80 off just 57 balls. The Afghani spinners closed the deal with precision.
It had upset England; now it was Pakistan’s turn. Afghanistan eventually achieved their first victory over them, winning by eight wickets, following their defeat in seven One-Day Internationals. Once again, Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran were outstanding, hitting their fifties off of 38 and 54 balls, respectively, putting Afghanistan on track for its most successful run chase of 282/7.
9. The Helmet Strap Snafu Of Angelo Mathews
Angelo Mathews had an unforeseen obstacle during a very unremarkable World Cup group match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka when his helmet strap broke on the first throw. He caused a commotion by being the first player in the history of international cricket to be dismissed “timed out,” underscoring the significance of equipment maintenance after failing to fix it in time.
10. Lord’s Long Room Controversy
The Long Room is meant to be the stronghold of cricket’s status as a refined pastime. However, during the second Test at Lord’s, the MCC players behaved like a pack of ferocious wolves, hurling insults at the Australian players as they were walking to their changing rooms. A few members were suspended as a result of the historic scenes, and the MCC was compelled to apologize.
11. Bairstow’s Unsettling Dismissal In The Ashes
Jonny Bairstow was controversially removed during a crucial juncture in the Ashes series, as he prematurely left his crease following a bouncer from CD Green. The controversial ruling, which included a stumping by Alex Carey, sparked spirited discussions around the world and left Bairstow looking enraged.
12. Bairstow, J. M. Defeated Cd Green 10, Stumped At Carey
Carey’s dismissal of Bairstow, who had prematurely left his crease after a bouncer from Green, was either a skilful bit of keeping that caught a slumbering batter off guard or an unsportsmanlike violation of the game’s spirit. The episode caused controversy around the world and even prompted comments from the corresponding prime ministers.
Bairstow is still incensed at the contentious decision that destroyed England’s slim hopes of winning the second Test, as they lost 2-0 in a pivotal match that ultimately resulted in a tied series, sufficient for Australia to win the Ashes.
Cricket history in 2023 was replete with memorable milestones, including Australia’s historic win in the World Test Championship and the Women’s T20 World Cup. Ash Gardner’s outstanding effort in the Women’s Ashes Test and Glenn Maxwell’s incredible one-legged comeback during the ODI World Cup were two noteworthy performances.
But the story of cricket was made more dramatic by the controversy surrounding Lord’s and the controversial dismissal of Bairstow during the Ashes series. These events serve as unforgettable chapters as the year draws to a close, highlighting the sport’s tenacity, talent, and ability to ignite debates around the world.