Exciting Moments in Cricket: From World Cups to Bazball, Ashes Drama and Unusual Dismissals

2023 in cricket has been a year filled with action and memorable moments in Australia and beyond. With the year coming to an end, The Roar is reflecting on the most significant events in the cricket world over the past 12 months. Here are the 11 most memorable moments from the cricket world in 2023.

11. Aussies win women’s T20 World Cup
Australia’s women’s team secured victory in the T20 World Cup, with Beth Mooney’s standout performance leading them to a 20-run win over the host nation.

10. England lose by one run to NZ after enforcing follow on
England’s decision to enforce the follow on against New Zealand backfired when the Black Caps staged a remarkable comeback, ultimately winning by just one run.

9. Ash Gardner takes 12 wickets in Women’s Ashes Test win
Ash Gardner shone in the women’s Ashes Test, taking 12 wickets to lead Australia to an 89-run victory.

8. NZ beat Sri Lanka by centimetres
New Zealand secured a dramatic win against Sri Lanka with a last-minute run-out attempt decided by the third umpire.

7. Aussies win WTC final
Australia’s men’s team claimed their first World Test Championship trophy with a dominant performance over India in the final.

6. Aussies collapse to lose Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Delhi
Australia suffered a dramatic batting collapse in the Test at Delhi, leading to a defeat and an unassailable lead for India in the series.

5. Angelo Mathews timed out
The World Cup saw a controversial dismissal of Angelo Mathews after he took too long to face his first ball, leading to a unique and contentious moment in the tournament.

4. Head explodes as Aussies win WC final
Pat Cummins’ bold decision to bowl first paid off as Travis Head secured a stunning century to lead Australia to victory in the men’s ODI World Cup final.

3. Maxwell monsters Afghanistan on one leg
Glenn Maxwell’s incredible performance on one leg led Australia to victory in a memorable World Cup encounter.

2. Lord’s members lose their cool
A surprising display of aggression from Lord’s members during a Test at Lord’s led to controversy and debate in the cricket world.

1. JM Bairstow. Stumped AT Carey, bowled CD Green 10
An unsportsmanlike incident involving Jonny Bairstow’s stumping split opinion and led to widespread debate and discussion.

These moments have made 2023 an unforgettable year in cricket, and we look forward to what 2024 has in store for the sport. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.