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Australia vs England Live Cricket Score, Ashes 2013-14 3rd Test Day 5: Australia regain Ashes with 150-run win

Australia have regained the Ashes after four years © Getty Images
Australia have regained the Ashes after four years © Getty Images

Dec 17, 2013

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Michael Clarke is emphatic. “Couldn’t have asked for a better result in my 100th Test.” Gives credit to the entire team. Been a long journey for Clarke. He has tasted some historic defeats and scripted many memorable ones. But after the demoralising tour to England in earlier in the year, this has been a remarkable turnaround. Clarke rates this performance as 10/10.

Alastair Cook admits his side wasn’t good enough and credits Clarke and co. for the aggressive cricket. It will be a tough task for the visitors to salvage pride and play well in the remaining two Tests. But the fightback towards the end of Day Four and Day Five this morning showed the determination to take on the Aussies. Stokes has been the big plus from this match. Cook says, “It has been an innings of character from Stokes. This defeat is hurting now and we hope to turn around for Boxing Day.”

Well, Cook is sure to have a tough Christmas (and his birthday) this time around.


After four years, Australia have regained the Ashes. Clinical performance from Australia. They had their jittery moments on the fifth day but after Stokes’s dismissal, the road was clear. Do read the match report here.

Steve Smith has been adjudged Man of the Match.


Eng 353 | Overs 103.2 | Broad 2*  OUT! Anderson 2(8)

And there it is… Australia have regained the Ashes with a thumping 150-run win.


Eng 347/8 | Overs 99 | Bresnan 10*, Broad 0*  OUT! Swann 4(6)

One more wicket. Simple bat-pad catch offered by Graeme Swann. Nathan Lyon is jubilant. He has made the difference towards the end of the game.


Eng 341/7 | Overs 99 | Bresnan 8*, Swann 4*  OUT Stokes 120(195)

Low bounce and Stokes has edged it to the keeper. Good catch by Brad Haddin. That’s the wicket they were looking for. Stokes out for 120 after a valiant ton. Australia are in touching distance of a victory here.


Eng 332/6 | Overs 96 | Stokes 117*, Bresnan 7* 

What a fightback it has been from England. Stokes has kept the game alive. Australia still hold the control of the game with just four wickets away. But a partnership between Bresnan and Stokes might just add spice to this encounter. Do read the lunch report here.



Eng 311/6 | Overs 89 | Stokes 106*, Bresnan 2* 

Brilliant maiden hundred from Ben Stokes. He is playing a responsible innings and has held the England innings together. Gets a short one and pulls it awkwardly behind the wicket for a boundary. Punches his fist in the air and celebrates his innings. The spectators are thrilled and so are his teammates. But the task is not done yet.

Meanwhile, Stuart Broad has padded up.


Eng 296/6 | Overs 86 | Stokes 93*, Bresnan 0*   OUT! Prior 26(72)

Gone! Mitchell Johnson finds the breakthrough. Comes over the wicket and pushes one wide of Matt Prior. That wasn’t good enough for a drive but Prior goes for it. Edges the ball to Haddin. Big wicket. The 76-run partnership has finally ended and a fidgety Michael Clarke is elated.


Indeed… but the crack hasn’t led to a wicket till now in this Test


Eng 278/5 | Overs 80 | Stokes 90*, Prior 16*

Excellent game on Day Five. The pacers have bowled well but Prior and Stokes have fought to survive the first hour of the day’s play. On the penultimate ball of that over Siddle got one to move in and Prior was beaten completely. Stokes has looked more comfortable than Prior this morning.

New ball available now and they have taken it.


Eng 263/5 | Overs 75 | Stokes 81*, Prior 10*

The widening cracks are giving some tense moments for Prior and Stokes but both have done well to keep their wicket intact. Just around five overs away from the new ball. Will be interesting to see whether the batsmen can get past the new ball.


Eng 258/5 | Overs 72 | Stokes 76*, Prior 10*

Mitchell Johnson testing Matt Prior with some short deliveries. The wicketkeeper batsman lets a few go through before pulling one convincingly towards m,id-wicket. Johnson is fired up and keeps the pressure up on Prior.


The cracks continue to grow wide and dark


Eng 251/5 | Overs 68 | Stokes 72*, Prior 7*

Johnson is fired up and bowling at a good pace of 140+. Stokes lets a few balls go through before he is beaten on the fifth delivery with a the ball nipping back in. A maiden over to start the fifth morning.


Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the final day of the third Ashes Test. I am Abhijit Banare and I will be bringing you live updates of the match. Australia are just five wickets away from regaining the Ashes. They could have sealed the match last evening itself if Ian Bell and Ben Stokes hadn’t counter-attacked with that 99-run partnership keeping the Australian pacers at bay. Would have been interesting if Bell and Stokes were unbeaten but the wicket of Bell has has taken away a little hope for England. Nevertheless, a brilliant innings by Stokes, unbeaten on 72.

Do check out all the action that unfolded so far in this Test in photos here.

To read how the events unfolded on Day Four Click Here.

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