England defeated Australia by 135 runs in the final Ashes Test at the Kia Oval to draw the five-match series 2-2.
Australia and England are now both standing on 56 points on the points table led by India, the only team so far to garner the maximum 120 points available in a series.Sep 16, 2019, 07:30 AM IST
Australia won the fourth Test in Manchester last week to move 2-1 ahead and retain the Ashes but the hosts battled back at The Oval to deny the touring side their first Test series win in England since 2001.Sep 16, 2019, 06:47 AM IST
Australia were set an unlikely target of 399 for England to chase after the hosts were all out in the first session of the day.Sep 16, 2019, 00:14 AM IST
Warner, 32, has all single digit scores barring a 61 in the Leeds Test.Sep 15, 2019, 22:06 PM IST
The prolific Smith was caught by Ben Stokes at leg slip off Stuart Broad shortly after lunch, the first time in 11 Test innings against England that he had failed to pass fifty.Sep 15, 2019, 21:09 PM IST
In the ongoing fifth Ashes Test against England, Smith went past his own record of scoring 769 runs against India during the 2014-15 season.Sep 15, 2019, 20:30 PM IST
Denly fell six runs short of his maiden Test century and Ben Stokes made a sparkling 67 in bright sunshine at The Oval to put England in a strong position to level the series at 2-2.Sep 15, 2019, 00:07 AM IST
Stokes was dropped by Steve Smith at slip when he was on seven off Nathan Lyon.Sep 14, 2019, 22:24 PM IST
England were bundled out for 294 runs in the first innings, but an inspired spell from their pacer Jofra Archer helped the Three Lions restrict Australia to 225 runs in the first innings.Sep 14, 2019, 16:59 PM IST
Smith, likely to regain the captaincy once his leadership ban expires next year, could conjure only a tepid defence of his teammates after they showed scant resistance against the marauding Jofra Archer and a swinging Sam Curran.Sep 14, 2019, 16:00 PM IST
On the second day of the ongoing fifth and final Ashes Test at the Kia Oval, Smith scored 80 runs and in the process registered his 10th consecutive 50+ score against England.
England openers Rory Burns and Joe Denly added nine runs in the fading light to extend the lead to 78 runs by the close of play for the day.Sep 13, 2019, 23:56 PM IST
David Warner failed once again, as Jofra Archer had the out of sorts southpaw caught behind by Jonny Bairstow for just five.Sep 13, 2019, 19:26 PM IST
Put in to bat by Australia on Thursday at the Kia Oval, England were pegged back from a strong position at 103-1 after lunch as all-rounder Mitchell Marsh ran through the middle order to leave the hosts reeling at 271/8 at stumps on Day 1.
Making a return to the Aussie Test side after almost a year, Marsh was exceptional with the ball in hand, as he got the key breakthroughs of Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, and Chris Woakes. It was through his spell that Australia was able to come back into the match.Sep 13, 2019, 15:36 PM IST
Medium-pacer Mitchell Marsh took four wickets to boost Australia`s bid to secure a 3-1 series win after their captain Tim Paine won the toss and surprisingly sent England in to bat.Sep 12, 2019, 23:55 PM IST
Captain Root was dropped three times in a sloppy fielding performance by the Australians, who have retained the Ashes and are bidding to secure a 3-1 victory in the series.Sep 12, 2019, 21:03 PM IST
The England and Wales Cricket Board also stated in its release that Ben Stokes will play as a specialist batsman due to a shoulder injury.
The inclusion of Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood, Australia's highest wicket takers this series, will be dependent upon how they recover from the Old Trafford Test.Sep 11, 2019, 20:09 PM IST