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When PM Modi informed Boris Johnson of England’s historic Ashes Test victory

first_img Reuters Biarritz (France)August 26, 2019UPDATED: August 26, 2019 19:16 IST Britain’s PM Boris Johnson met Indian PM Narendra Modi at a bilateral meeting during the G7 summit. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBen Stokes remained unbeaten on 135 as England pulled off an unimaginable win in 3rd TestIndia Prime Minister informed Boris Johnson about England’s dramatic winThe Ashes is levelled at 1-1 with 2 more Test matches to goIn one of the most thrilling finishes in sport, England won the 3rd Ashes Test against Australia to keep the series alive. However, it seems Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson was unaware of the dramatic win until his counterpart Narendra Modi informed him about it.Johnson first heard of England’s win, which for much of the match had seemed impossible, when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke the news during a meeting on Sunday. He later called for an iPad and watched the highlights between engagements.British and Australian leaders briefly set aside talks on global trade, security and the environment on Monday for a spot of jovial banter about cricket after England beat Australia in dramatic fashion.Britain’s Boris Johnson met Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the sidelines of a G7 summit in the French resort of Biarritz a day after England cricketer Ben Stokes dragged his country from the point of defeat to a narrow victory.Smiling and shaking hands at the start of their meeting Morrison congratulated Johnson on the result, which evens up this year’s Ashes duel between cricket’s oldest international rivals. The series of five matches runs into September.”We’re not taking anything for granted,” Johnson replied as the two men posed for photographers.Morrison tempered his well-wishes to Johnson by joking: “Two to go, two to go”, referring to the final two games of the series, which is now tied at 1-1.Also Read | Ben Stokes can play centre-half for us next week: Newcastle United manager Steve BruceAlso Read | Ashes 2019: Tim Paine, Justin Langer admit Australia’s DRS failure after Leeds defeatAlso SeeadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Ashes 2019Follow Ben StokesFollow Jack Leach When PM Modi informed Boris Johnson of England’s historic Ashes Test victoryAshes 2019 3rd Test: Ben Stokes’s heroic 135-run knock helped England beat Australia by a wicket in the 3rd Test to keep the series alive.advertisement Nextlast_img

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