England win the urn back by demolishing Australia
England 391-9 declared (Root 130) beat
Australia 60 & 253 (Warner 64) by an innings and 78 runs
Fourth Test, Trent Bridge, day three
Ben Stokes finished with six wickets, as England dismissed Australia for 253 to win the fourth Ashes Test by an innings and 78 runs, thus winning the urn back from Australia.
Australia resumed the day on 241 for seven with Adam Voges (51 not out) and Mitchell Starc (0) the overnight batsmen, trying hard to resist the inevitable.
However, England didn’t have to wait for long as Stokes (6-36) got Starc to nick one to second slip.
Australia slipped to 243 for nine after 69 overs when Mark Wood (3-69) bowling full and fast yorkers, got Josh Hazlewood (0) with one that ripped the stumps out.
Voges got to his in fifty the next over with a single, a hard-fought one as he was fighting for his place.
But, with a lot of swing and Stokes swinging it both ways, it was really tough and there was not much of an effort from Voges to farm the strike.
Nathan Lyon (4) got a glance away for a four off Wood but dragged one on to his stumps the very next ball from Wood.
It took England all of 41 minutes and 68 balls to take the remaining three Australian wickets as Voges was left stranded at one end.
Australia lost the game - massively - by an innings and 78 runs allowing England to take an insurmountable 3-1 lead in this Ashes series win the urn back after losing it embarrassingly Down Under more than a year and a half ago.
It was not a particularly good series for Michael Clarke, who now has the infamous tag of seven Ashes Test losses, the most for any Australian captain, besides ending up with the second-lowest batting average for an Australian skipper in the Ashes in close to 50 years.
Stuart Broad was named the man of the match.
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