Boring batting cost England falling short of Ashes history

Last Updated: Aug 26, 2013, 16:06 PM IST

Sydney: The English media has claimed that boring batting by its batsmen have cost the team a chance at a record Ashes Test win, after the fifth Test was called off due to bad light, forcing a draw.

According to news.com.au, after watching England grind the match towards an almost inevitable draw with painfully slow scoring on days two and three, the British press said the result was almost exactly what they deserved.

Although Matt Prior complained when the umpires called off the match on the final day, England`s media expressed that the team had only themselves to blame, the report said.

The focus will now be shifting on the return Ashes in Australia, which will take place in a few months from now.

ANI