Day three of the second Ashes Test didn’t go well for the hosts as they folded for 325 runs in the first innings at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. The poor performance of Ben Stokes and Co. didn’t go well with the former England opener Geoffrey Boycott and his priceless reaction spoke for it. England started off the third day of the second Test at 278 on the loss of four wickets with the skipper and Harry Brook on the crease.
However, things didn’t go as planned for the host country as they lost Stokes on the second ball of the day off Mitchell Starc’s delivery while Cameron Green took the catch. Following that Harry Brook departed a few overs after his maiden Ashes half-century off Starc’s delivery that Brook sliced to the cover. Meanwhile, this dismissal of Brook left the ex-England cricketer Boycott annoyed and he facepalmed expressing his disappointment. The last few overs came in as merely formality for the visitors, and they ended up taking six wickets for 47 runs.
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Geoffery Boycott responds to his viral facepalm reaction
The former England cricketer responded to the viral facepalm reaction during England's innings on Day three of the 2nd Ashes Test at Lord’s. The 82-year-old said that he was left disappointed with England’s style of play. Boycott in fact said that the English team was ‘batting without brains'. The reaction came after a Twitter user tagged him to explain his reaction post the poor show put up by England.
Replying to the user, Boycott tweeted, “Yes, it does, batting without brains. Chatting to my captain Mike Brearley.”
Notably, England’s opener Ben Duckett fell short of his century only by two runs and was his side’s only ray of hope. Australia displaying brilliant skills reached 130 at the loss of two wickets, shouldering on Usman Khawaja’s unbeaten 58.