England need 365 runs to win 4th Ashes Test

England captain Joe Root bowled first ball by Pat Cummins
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After another amazing day of Ashes Test cricket today, at Old Trafford, England require 365 runs to win the 4th Test, with 8 wickets remaining, on the final day tomorrow.

Match Summary

Australia 497- 8 dec (Marnus Labuschagne 67, Steven Smith 211, Tim Paine 58, Mitchell Starc 54*; Stuart Broad 3- 97) and 186 – 6 dec (Steve Smith 82; Archer 3-45)

England 301 (Rory Burns 81, Joe Root 71, Buttler 41; Josh Hazlewood 4-57) and 18-2

At the Close – England require 365 runs to win

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InPlay

A fantastic day’s cricket saw the pendulum swing both ways as Australia finally ended the day on top. England require 365 runs to win tomorrow with only 8 wickets remaining.

Steve Smith (82) again was the difference between the two sides and his partnership of 105, with Matthew Wade (34), looks to have secured a winning total for Australia.

Pat Cummins then took 2 wickets in 2 balls in his opening over to reduce England to 0-2. It’s anyone’s guess as to who will win tomorrow….. but rule out England….

 

Match Details

England - Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Joe Root(c), Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow(wk), Jos Buttler, Craig Overton, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach

Australia - David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine(c)(wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon

Start Time: 11:00

Toss: Australia won the toss and decided to bat

Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

Officials: Handunnettige Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Robert Bailey, Javagal Srinath

 

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