Australia’s right – handed pacer Scott Boland, playing only the first Test of his career, had an unforgettable performance in the third Ashes Test against England. Satisfied with one wicket in the first innings of the match, he took 6 English wickets for just 7 runs in the second innings. Let’s see who is the Bolland who embarrassed England in the Melbourne Test.
I’m Bond … James Bond
The name, the sentiment and the style that changed the world cinema and still exist then and now. There is no connection between bond and bond. But when writing in Malayalam, the distance from Bond to Boland is only a ‘la’. Cricket Australia (CA)’s new name is Scott Boland, the pace bowler who has taken a total of seven wickets, including six for seven in an innings in his debut Test. With that, the Australian pacer Scoot Bolland became a magician like the English detective James Bond.
In the third match of the Ashes Test series, it was Boland who pushed England to the brink of defeat and record humiliation. Australia were bowled out for 68 in the second innings before Australia won by an innings and 14 runs. The Kangaroos are in custody for the third consecutive victory in the series and the Ashes trophy. Boland bowled just four overs in the second innings. He took seven wickets for seven runs.
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Son of the soil
Scott Bolland, 32, is only the fourth cricketer to make the Test team as the son of the soil in Australia. Indigenous to Australia. Being black does not mean aboriginal people in Australia. Indigenous Australians are people who lived in Australia before the English colonization. Scott Bolland is only the fourth cricketer to make the Australian Test squad from such a category. Ash Gardner, Faith Thomas and Jason Gillespie are all locals who have been part of Australia’s Test squad before the Polish.
Boland was born in Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne. Debuted in domestic cricket for Victoria in 2011 – 2012. He excelled in domestic cricket and made the ODI and Twenty20 national team in 2015-2016. He was part of the Australian squad for the tour of the West Indies, Sri Lanka and South Africa but did not make his debut. In January 2016, he made his ODI and Twenty20 series against India in limited overs. Victoria won the Sheffield Shield Trophy for the 2018 – 2019 season thanks to Bolland’s excellence. He took 48 wickets that season at an average of 19.66 and won the Sheffield Shield Player of the Year award.
He joined the team as a home ground specialist
Australia captain Pat Cummins has named Melbourne home ground Boland as his home ground specialist. Bolland has taken 96 wickets at an average of 25.56 in 27 first – class matches at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. He now takes seven wickets in his maiden international Test. Bolland’s six for seven in England’s second innings is the second best bowler in Test history in an innings. Boland also finished second in history with the best strike rate in an innings. Boland’s strike rate in the second inning was 4.0.
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Shame on England
England were bowled out for 68 in their first innings. England’s 68 not out in the second innings is England’s lowest score in Test history in Australia since 1904. It was also England’s lowest score in the Ashes series in Australia since 1936.