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Wade returns to international cricket with emphatic ton
The Ashes 2019

Wade returns to international cricket with emphatic ton

Although Steve Smith has garnered all the limelight in the ongoing Ashes Test at Edgbaston, Matthew Wade has also made a remarkable comeback to international cricket with a fine century on the fourth day. The wicket-keeper-batsman, playing his first game in the highest level of the sport in two years, came out all guns blazing against Australia’s traditional foes to lead his side into a dominant position.

Despite the wicket-keeper slot being occupied by skipper Tim Paine, Wade was inducted into the national side as a pure batsman following a prolific run in domestic cricket. He brought forth all his shots in the emphatic ton against England on a wearing pitch as he smashed 110 off 143 balls.

Wade’s brisk scoring rate secured elevated Australia’s chances of triumphing in the Ashes opener. What made the left-hander’s innings more special is the fact he displayed unorthodox strokes quite frequently during his knock including a reverse-sweep to bring up his century.