IT’S ALL OVER! Australia all out for 263. England have levelled the series as Leach removes Hazlewood. England beat Australia by 135 runs at the Oval.
NINE DOWN: Leach providing the finishing touches and Lyon is out of here! Nothing too extraordinary about the delivery or the shot, but very good field positioning by Root. Floated on middle and off, Lyon goes for the sweep but does so a touch uppishly. It goes straight to Joe Root at square leg who doesn’t have to move himself an inch as he collects the catch low between his legs. Australia 9 down now and England one wicket away from drawing the series.
WICKET: Man with a golden arm? Joe Root to Matthew Wade. out, OUT! The skipper strikes and it is the big fish! England now in touching distance of victory and Wade is out of here with just the tailenders remaining now. Root floats up this one on off, it pitches and spins away. Wade comes dancing down the track in an attempt to negate the spin but misses the ball. Bairstow collects it and whips the bails off in a flash. Wade has to take the long walk back but goes off to a standing ovation. England need two more wickets to win now.
OUT: Stuart Broad to Pat Cummins. out, OUT! Caught! Broad gets rid of Cummins. He comes over the wicket and bowls it full outside off. The ball moves away just a hint. Pat goes for a big drive through covers. The ball kisses the outside edge and goes straight towards Bairstow. Jonny gets down and takes a very good catch. Cummins has a word with his partner and after a lengthy chat he opts to go against the review. 4-fer for Broad. Another brilliant day with the ball for England’s ace pacer.
HUNDRED! Second of Ashes 2019 for Matthew Wade as he keeps Australia’s hopes alive. His 4th in Tests. This has been one fine knock from the Tasmanian. It is not an easy pitch to bat on but he has played a gem of a knock here. Against all odds and he has answered his critics in style. His second century of the series. Wade turns this length ball towards fine leg to reach his milestone. He does a fist pump, removes his helmet and raises his bat in appreciation as he gets to the other end. A lot of people were unhappy with his chirping on the field but when he had the bat in his hand he has made it do all the talking.
WICKET: Jack Leach to Tim Paine. out, OUT! LBW! The skipper has to make the long walk back. England inch closer to finishing the match today itself. Floated ball on middle and leg spinning away from the batsman, Paine looks to leave it but in the very last moment gets his bat down but he is too late and the ball hits him on the back pad. The England players appeal and umpire Dharmasena after a long thought raises his finger at the very last moment. Paine takes the review after consulting with his partner. The replays roll in and the Ball Tracker shows all reds. Paine has to make the long walk back to the pavilion. The hosts four wickets away from drawing the series.
It’s tea on Day four! Australia have reached 167-run mark, with five wickets down. Matthew Wade is batting on 60 while Tim Paine is unbeaten on 10. Another session which belonged to England. They started the session well by getting rid of the ultra dangerous Steve Smith. Mitchell Marsh and Matthew Wade put up a strong fight after that with a 63-run stand but the former fell prey to Joe Root against the run of play. Matthew Wade though is looking strong out in the middle and has batted really well to get to his 50. He is joined by his skipper and now the captain will need to lead from the front if Australia are to pull off the miracle.
WICKET: What a bowling change! Joe Root, the skipper, brought Joe Root, the bowler, into the attack and the move has paid off. Mitchell Marsh has thrown his wicket again after a good start. This is tossed up around the pads of Marsh, he tries to work it towards the leg side but does so uppishly. Jos Buttler takes a sharp catch at short leg to his right and half the Aussie side is back in the hut. The budding 63-run stand between Wade and Marsh is broken and Australia staring down the barrel now.
OUT! Steve Smith’s first score below fifty in the Ashes 2019 as Stuart Broad dismisses the Australian for 23. Australia four down as Smith ends the series with 774 runs against his name. The ploy to keep a leg slip has worked and finally at the end of the series England have found a way to get rid of Smith. Broad hits the deck hard and bowls it on top of middle and leg. Smith shuffles like his usual self and looks to flick it fine. It comes off the upper half of his bat and goes to the left of leg slip. Ben Stokes there is standing fine. He dives across to his left and takes a very good low catch. The English players are up in joy and what a beautiful sight this is if you are an English fan. Steven Smith walking back before raising his bat. A rare sight.
THREE DOWN: Jack Leach to Marnus Labuschagne. out, OUT! STUMPED! Leach has made the full use of the pitch and one of the two main batters has been sent packing to the pavilion. Bairstow was ultra-sharp in removing the bails and he has helped Leach provide the all important breakthrough. Leach tosses this one outside off, on a good length. It pitches and spins away sharply beating the outside edge of Labuschagne’s bat. He prods forward and is caught out of his crease by Bairstow as he quickly whips the bails off. The English players know they have got their man but umpire Dharmasena goes to the third umpire for the check. The third umpire gives it out and Labuschagne has to walk back. One in-form batsman gone, one remaining
WICKET: David Warner’s troublesome series comes to an end. It’s that man again, Stuart Broad, who dismissed Warner for the seventh time in the series. Warner’s series ends the way it started. Broad got the better of him at the start of the series and he has got the better of him at the end of the series. Good length ball angling away after pitching on off. Warner looks to defend but just like Holding said earlier he does so away from the body. The ball takes the outside edge and goes to the right of third slip. Burns there takes a very good catch in front of second slip.
OUT: First strike from Stuart Broad and England as Australia lose Marcus Harris in chase. Bowled! If the previous ball was class from Harris, this one is just brilliant from Broad. He has the last laugh and Harris’ poor series comes to an end. Broad bowls it full on off coming from around the wicket. The ball comes in with the angle and then moves away. Harris looks to defend but the away movement squares Harris all ends up and he has to hear the terrible noise of the stumps rattling out of the place. The off stump is of for a walk and Broad is up and running
ALL OUT: Nathan Lyon gets his fourth wicket, dismissing Jack Leach, as England are all out for 329. Australia need 399 runs to win the fifth and final Test. Lyon tosses this one outside off, Leach gets down on one knee and goes for the slog sweep towards long on.
WICKET: Pat Cummins to Jofra Archer. out, OUT! CAUGHT! Fortunes turned overnight for the Australian skipper in terms of the DRS! This time he does go for the review and it is a successful one! Jofra Archer is out of here and England 9 down now. Again Cummins bowls this one down the leg side, Archer tries to flick this one but misses. The Australian team put in a muted appeal but skipper Paine thinks that Archer has edged that one. He takes a short while and goes for the DRS.
England seized control on the third day of the fifth Ashes Test on Saturday, building a likely match-winning lead of 382 as they look to square the series. With two full days of play to come and the weather in London set fair, the home side, on 313-8 in their second innings, appear certain to pull level at 2-2 barring a miraculous fightback from Australia.
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Nathan Lyon slowed England’s progress in the morning session, taking the wickets of Rory Burns and captain Joe Root but those were rare early bright spots for the tourists on a pitch that offered little help. Opener Joe Denly and Ben Stokes, playing as a specialist batsman, put on 127 for the third wicket as a tiring Australia attack ran out of steam in the September sunshine.
Off-spinner Lyon bowled Stokes after tea for 67 with a beautiful delivery that spun past the left-hander’s forward defensive shot while seamer Peter Siddle had Denly caught at slip for a Test-best 94 shortly afterwards.
But the in-form Jos Buttler, who top-scored for England with 70 in the first innings, started fluently as he and Jonny Bairstow took the lead past 300.
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What: England vs Australia, 5th Test, Day 4
When: September 15 (Sunday)
Where: Kennington Oval, London
Time: 3:30 pm IST
On TV: Sony Sports
Live streaming: SonyLIV
England: Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad
Australia: Marcus Harris, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (wk/captain), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
Toss: Australia won the toss and elected to bowl.