Ashes: England beats Australia in final test

Anum RizwanWeb Editor

16th Sep, 2019. 12:43 pm

England defeated Australia by 135 runs in the fifth test with a 2-2 draw in the Ashes.

According to details, England set Australia 399 to win and bowled them out for 263 to square the contest.

England wrapped up a comprehensive 135-run win late on day four, dismissing the Aussies well short of the 399 they needed for victory.

England was bowled out in its second innings a few overs into the day for 329, setting Australia a daunting target, and the tourists were unable to make history as they tried to haul in what would have been a record run chase at The Oval, dismissed 20 minutes before stumps for 263.

Matthew Wade starred for Australia, scoring his second century of the series but his heroics were in vain. His fiery duel with Jofra Archer in the evening session provided the highlight of the day as the former Hobart Hurricanes teammates went toe-to-toe.

Wade was stumped for 117 and the end soon followed.

Nathan Lyon was caught at square leg for one and Joe Root took an exceptional catch at mid-wicket to get rid of Josh Hazlewood for a golden duck as The Oval erupted as one.

Both sides have 56 points and sit joint-fourth in the World Test Championship.

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