During a recent interview with Sky Sports, Eoin Morgan, the former captain of the England cricket team, expressed his admiration for Alex Carey, the Australian batsman who played a crucial role in the Ashes match on Saturday. Carey’s remarkable innings of 52 runs off 80 balls in the first innings on the second day greatly contributed to Australia’s resurgence. Together with Usman Khawaja, who scored an unbeaten 126 runs, Carey formed a formidable partnership that turned the tide in Australia’s favor during the final session of Day 2. Despite being 82 runs behind, Australia managed to reach a total of 311 runs for the loss of 5 wickets.
Morgan acknowledged Australia’s dominant performance on that day, stating, “I believe it was Australia’s day. If given the choice, I would rather be in the Australian changing room right now. The standout player for me was Carey. It is always expected that an Australian batsman would accumulate runs on such a challenging pitch. However, the way Khawaja and Carey injected momentum towards the end of the day and carried it into the arrival of the new ball was truly exceptional.”