Ashes 2019, England vs Australia, 1st Test Day 4 Live Cricket Score: England 13/0 after set 398 for victory

England vs Australia Ashes 2019 Live Score, 1st Test Day 4

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STUMPS! England are 13/0, need another 3895 to win. (Rory Burns 7*, Jason Roy 6*)

Australia have declared. Tim Paine calls back the players with the score on 487/7, meaning England required an imposing 398 for victory. They need to pull off their highest successful chase if they are to win.

OUT! Wade’s dismissal is followed by the wickets of Tim Paine for 34 off 44. Australia seven down but their lead has now extended in excess of 350. This will require quite an effort from England to chase down.

A hundred for Matthew Wade, his third in Tests, Australia on the charge, lead over 300.

GONE, AT LAST! The wicket England needed. Chris Woakes strikes with the second new ball and Steve Smith edges to Bairstow. Very unlike Smith. Fuller from Woakes and Smith, chasing it outside off, manages to nick it to the keeper. He goes for 142 and England are ecstatic. Australia lose their fifth wicket for 333, with the lead approaching 250

Fifty for Matthew Wade, and man, this must mean a lot to him. Remember 2013 when Wade was merely pushed away as an afterthought? Well, it’s not the same anymore; he isn’t the same batsman anymore. Facing stiff competition from Marnus Labuschagne, Wade has given Smith solid support. Wade brings up his half-century with a boundary. This partnership is growing as well – 98 off 151 and Australia’s lead has stretched to 213 as they reach 303/4. Long day lies ahead for England, it seems

61.2: Stuart Broad to Steve Smith. FOUR, FOUR! 100 for Steve Smith. Back-to-back tons and 5th Australia to score two centuries in a single Ashes Test What a player, what a player he is! What a comeback from him! Absolutely brilliant. This would be a big, big moment and an emotional one too for him. The English fans are heard booing him as he takes his helmet off and celebrates but he won’t care and instead enjoy the moment. He gets to his ton in style. Broad bowls it full and around off, Smith creams it between two short covers and past normal covers for a boundary. He needs no reminding though that his job is still not done. It is his 25th Test ton.

Lunch on Day 4 of this engrossing 1st Ashes Test. And this has been Australia’s session. They have batted beautifully, led by Steve Smith’s another masterclass, which sees him two short of a second century in the match. Travis Head batted with a lot of intent for his half-century before was edged Ben Stokes to Bairstow. Matthew Wade has come out positive and struck three boundaries. Australia going strong at 231/4 and with a lead of 141.

The breakthrough for England! And by god, didn’t they want it desperately. Slower ball from Stokes and Travis Head edges it to Jonny Bairstow. Wide outside off and Head slashes it to the keeper. Umpires check for the side and front foot and it seems like they’re happy with Stokes’ landing. Head is besides himself, he can’t believe he’s given this one away. More so because he had just completed his half-century a little earlier. England strike. Australia lose their fourth wicket for 205. Smith meanwhile has moved to 88.

Drinks Break! Australia’s hour. The duo of Head and Smith have continued from where they left off on Day 3. England have struggled to trouble the pair. Though there is spin and bounce, Moeen has struggled with his line and length. The hosts need to break this stand as they are taking the game away from them slowly like a poison.

Stuart Broad to Steve Smith. FOUR, FOUR! Uppish but in the gap. First mistimed shot from Smith. Full on off, Smith lofts his drive uppishly through mid off and cover. He does not time it well but the placement is so good as the fielders there just watch it dissect them. Australia lead by 50 runs. The visitors are effectively 50/3

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Day 3 recap

Australia were left hoping for another major innings from Steve Smith as Englandtook charge of the first Ashes 2019 Test at Edgbaston on Saturday.

When bad light cut short the third day’s play, Australia were 124/3 in their second innings – lead of just 34 runs.

Former captain Smith, who had made a superb 144 in the first innings of his first Test since completing a 12-month ban for his role in last year’s ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, was 46 not out. Travis Head was 21 not out, with the pair’s stand worth 49 runs.

Ashes-holders Australia, looking to win their first series away to England in 18 years, were struggling at 27/2 after openers David Warner and Cameron Bancroft – also returning to Test duty after the ball-tampering scandal – both fell in single figures.

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In a match full of overturned decisions, England had to review umpire Joel Wilson’s original not out verdict when Warner feathered a catch behind to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow on eight to give Stuart Broad his 450th Test wicket.

Warner walked off to raucous chants of “Same old Aussies, always cheating” from England fans.

It was an important blow for Broad, who took 5/86 in Australia’s first innings of 284 as new-ball partner James Anderson was absent with a calf injury that meant England’s all-time leading Test wicket-taker only bowled four overs first time around.

Birmingham-born off-spinner Moeen Ali then had Bancroft lob a simple bat and pad catch to Jos Buttler at short leg.

Smith’s arrival at the crease prompted a huge chorus of boos from England fans who earlier in the day had taunted him with chants of “Crying on the telly, we saw you crying on the telly” in a reference to the star batsman’s emotional press conference in Sydney after he was sent home from South Africa.

Usman Khawaja might have been out for 11 but Buttler, now in the slips, failed to hold a tough chance off Moeen.

The left-hander made an attractive 40 but Khawaja was undone by Ben Stokes‘s second ball, a superb delivery that cut back sharply to have him caught behind.

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Australia were now 75/3, still 15 runs behind.

Smith, on 41, was struck on the side of the head after missing an intended pull off a Stokes bouncer, but was passed fit to bat on by the Australia team doctor.

Soon afterwards, although the floodlights were on, the umpires decided it was too dark to continue and halted play shortly before heavy rain fell.

Earlier, England opener Rory Burns batted for nearly eight hours for 133 – his maiden Test hundred – in an innings of 374 featuring half-centuries from captain Joe Root (57) and vice-captain Stokes (50).

England lost three wickets for four runs to slump to 300/8 – a lead of just 16 runs. But a ninth-wicket partnership of 65 between Chris Woakes, who made 37 not out on his Warwickshire home ground, and Broad (29) boosted their total.

Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins took 3/84 in 33 overs on a placid but wearing pitch and off-spinner Nathan Lyon 3/112 in 43.5 overs.

England resumed on 267/4, 17 runs adrift, with Burns 125 not out and Stokes 38 not out.

Stokes was out for exactly 50 when he a loose cut off Cummins was caught behind by Australia captain and wicketkeeper Tim Paine.

Lyon then finally ended left-hander Burns’s marathon innings when a delivery that turned and bounced took the outside edge and was well caught by Paine. Burns faced 312 balls, with 17 fours.

By contrast, new batsman Moeen lasted just five balls before he inexplicably shouldered arms to Lyon and was clean bowled for a duck.

Woakes and Broad’s stand started with both batsmen on nought. But Woakes hoisted Lyon for six and the pair accumulated runs steadily before Broad, who batted for nearly two hours, turned Cummins straight to long leg.

Brief scores: Australia 284 & 124/3 in 31 overs (Steve Smith 46*; Ben Stokes 1/18, Stuart Broad 1/26) lead England 374 all out (Rory Burns 133, Joe Root 57, Stokes 50; Pat Cummins 3/84, Nathan Lyon 3/112, James Pattinson 2/82) by 34 runs