26/08/2019 4:53 PM IST

Ashes 2019: How Narendra Modi Broke The News Of England's Win To Boris Johnson

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison also congratulated Johnson after England's win in the Third Test of the Ashes.

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England beat Australia by one wicket in the third Ashes Test at Headingley on Sunday after a century by Ben Stokes. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson found about the win from Prime Minister Narendra Modi when they met on the sidelines of the G-7 summit, according to Reuters.

Johnson first heard of England’s win when Modi broke the news during a meeting on Sunday. He later called for an iPad and watched the highlights between engagements, the report added. 

Johnson also met Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the sidelines of a G7 summit. After congratulating Johnson, Morrison, according to Reuters, said, “Two to go, two to go”. 

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After the third test, the series is now tied at 1-1 with still two Test matches left to play. 

Modi meets Johnson

Modi and Johnson on Sunday discussed ways to further cement bilateral ties in trade, defence and innovation.

“We had a great meeting Prime Minister Boris Johnson, where we got to discuss ways to further cement ties in trade, defence, and innovation. India and United Kingdom relations are robust this benefits our citizens greatly,” Prime Minister Modi said in a tweet.

It was the first meeting between the two leaders after Johnson became Prime Minister last month. 

“PM Narendra Modi had a good meeting with UK PM Boris Johnson on margins of G-7 summit. Discussions focused on strengthening our bilateral ties going forward, inter alia, in trade & investment, defence & security, S & T and education sectors,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

(With PTI and Reuters inputs)