England wrap up a memorable win by 135 runs in 5th Test at the Oval

England's Joe Root and Jack Leach celebrate the wicket of Australia's Josh Hazlewood giving England victory in the fifth test
England's Joe Root and Australia's Tim Paine pose for a photo with the Ashes trophy after drawing the series

Another sensational day’s play at the Oval sees England win the 5th Test by 135 runs to level the series 2-2 and although Australia retain the Ashes, Australia have not won a test series in England for 18 years.

Match Summary

England 294 (Jos Buttler 70, Joe Root 54; Mitchell Marsh 5-46) and 329 (Joe Denly 94, Ben Stokes 67, Jos Buttler 47; Nathan Lyon 4-69, Mitch Marsh 2-40, Peter Siddle 2-52, Pat Cummins 2-67)

Australia – 225 (Steve Smith 80; Jofra Archer 6-62) and 263 (Matthew Wade 114; Stuart Broad 4-62, Jack Leach 4-49, Joe Root 2-26)

Result – England won by 135 runs



Earlier in the day, England were bowled out for 329 leaving Australia a mammoth task of scoring 399 to win.

The England bowlers duly went about their business and Stuart Broad (4-62) soon had Harris and warner back in the pavilion and although Matthew Wade score an impressive 117, Australia were bowled out, by 6.15PM at the Oval, for 263 – Stuart Broad 4-62, Jack Leach 4-49 and  Joe Root 2-26, the wicket takers.

England levelled the series 2-2 and Australia retained the Ashes – Jofra Archer was declared Player of the Match.

Player of the Series - Ben Stokes

Australia Player of the Series - Steve Smith

England - Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow(wk), Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach

Australia- David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine(c)(wk), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

Start Time: 11:00

Toss: Australia won the toss and decided to field

Venue: Kia Oval, London

Officials: Handunnettige Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Alexander Wharf, Javagal Srinath


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