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The Ashes 5th Test Australia vs England: Extraordinary day's play sees Australia win final Test

An extraordinary day's play saw England putting themselves, seemingly into a winning position, and then saw it slip away, as Australia completed a comprehensive 146 run win, on Day 3 of the final Ashes Test, at the Blundstone Arena, Hobart today.

Match Summary

Australia vs England, Match 5, The Ashes

Australia 303/10 (75.4 ov) & 155/10 (56.3 ov)

England 188/10 (47.4 ov) & 124/10 (38.5 ov)

Result – Australia won by 146 runs

Scorecard

 




Australia were 37/3, at the start of the day, with a lead of 152 runs, however, the England bowlers restricted them to 155 all out, with Mark Wood taking a career best haul of 6-37. England required 271 to win.

The England opening batters then got off to a positive start with an opening partnership of 68, before Rory Burns 26 was out, bowled Cameron Green and England went into the tea break at 68/1.

In the third session of the day, the pendulum swung towards England taking a winning position in this Test, and then it swung back to Australia again, as Cameron Green removed both Malan and Crawley.

It was all downhill for England from there as the tourists were bowled out for just 124 and  Australia inflicted another Ashes Test win over England, this time by 146 runs.

Match Stats

Australia 1st Innings Fall of wickets: 1-3 (David Warner - 5.6 ov), 2-7 (Usman Khawaja - 8.6 ov), 3-12 (Steven Smith - 9.5 ov), 4-83 (Marnus Labuschagne - 22.1 ov), 5-204 (Travis Head - 48.5 ov), 6-236 (Cameron Green - 57.6 ov), 7-246 (Mitchell Starc - 63.2 ov), 8-252 (Pat Cummins - 67.1 ov), 9-280 (Alex Carey - 70.3 ov), 10-303 (Nathan Lyon - 75.4 ov)

England 1st Innings Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Rory Burns - 1.4 ov), 2-29 (Zak Crawley - 7.6 ov), 3-78 (Dawid Malan - 21.4 ov), 4-81 (Joe Root - 23.4 ov), 5-85 (Ben Stokes - 24.6 ov), 6-110 (Ollie Pope - 30.5 ov), 7-152 (Sam Billings - 41.5 ov), 8-182 (Chris Woakes - 46.2 ov), 9-182 (Stuart Broad - 46.6 ov), 10-188 (Mark Wood - 47.4 ov)

Australia 2nd Innings Fall of wickets: 1-0 (David Warner - 0.3 ov), 2-5 (Marnus Labuschagne - 3.1 ov), 3-33 (Usman Khawaja - 14.1 ov), 4-47 (Scott Boland - 22.3 ov), 5-59 (Travis Head - 26.2 ov), 6-63 (Steven Smith - 28.2 ov), 7-112 (Cameron Green - 43.5 ov), 8-121 (Mitchell Starc - 46.1 ov), 9-151 (Alex Carey - 55.1 ov), 10-155 (Pat Cummins - 56.3 ov)

England 2nd Innings Fall of wickets: 1-68 (Rory Burns - 16.1 ov), 2-82 (Dawid Malan - 20.5 ov), 3-83 (Zak Crawley - 22.2 ov), 4-92 (Ben Stokes - 27.5 ov), 5-101 (Joe Root - 31.4 ov), 6-107 (Sam Billings - 35.1 ov), 7-107 (Ollie Pope - 36.2 ov), 8-115 (Chris Woakes - 37.6 ov), 9-123 (Mark Wood - 38.3 ov), 10-124 (Ollie Robinson - 38.5 ov)

 

Playing XIs

Australia - David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(wk), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Scott Boland, Nathan Lyon

England - Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Sam Billings(wk), Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad

 

Match Details

Start Time: 03:30

Toss: England won the toss and decided to field

Venue: Blundstone Arena, Hobart

Officials: Paul Wilson, Rodney Tucker, Paul Reiffel, Donovan Koch, David Boon

 

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