Australia beat Joe Root & Co by 146 runs

AUS beat ENG: Australia beat Joe Root & Co by 146 runs- Australia has defeated England by 146 runs in the fifth & final Test at Hobart. The visitors go 4-0 in the test series. England got out all out for just 124 runs in response to the 271 runs target set by Australia on Day 3. Pat Cummins, Scott Boland and Chris Green shared three wickets each. England’s opening partnership of 68 runs between Rory Burns & Zak Craley emerged as the only positive. England prevented a whitewash as they survived 4th Test at Sydney in last-ball thriller.

Resuming the third and final session on Day 3 at 68/1, England batters Dawid Malan and Zak Crawley added 14 more runs to the total, but Australia came storming back as Cameron Green dismissed Malan (10) and Crawley (36) in quick succession, reducing England to 83/3 in the 23rd over.

Left-handed batter Ben Stokes (5) failed to leave a mark with the bat as he was scalped by Mitchell Starc in the 28th over. Nine runs later, Scott Boland went through Root’s (11) defence, and England found itself reeling at 101/5, still, 170 runs away from the target.
Boland struck once again and this time he sent Sam Billings (1) back to the pavilion and hence England was in danger of losing the fifth Ashes Test inside three days. In the very next over, Ollie Pope (5) was bowled by skipper Pat Cummins and the wheels started to come off for England.

In the end, the Three Lions were bowled out for 124, handing Australia a 146-run win in the fifth and final Ashes Test.

Earlier in the day, Australia were bowled out for 155 in the second innings, setting England a target of 271 to win. For Australia, Alex Carey top-scored with a knock of 49 while Mark Wood scalped six wickets for England.

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AUS beat ENG: Australia beat Joe Root & Co by 146 runs, thrash England 4-0 in Ashes

  • WICKET! Australia strikes at the stroke of Tea Break as Rory Burns dismissed for 26
  • FIFTY partnership comes up for opening wicket. England on a roll.
  • Rory Burns & Zak Crawley begin England’s 270 runs chase. Can the visitors finally deliver or Australia will go 4-0?

AUS beat ENG: Australia beat Joe Root & Co by 146 runs, thrash England 4-0 in Ashes

  • WICKET! Chris Green departs and England finally breaks the partnership.
  • NO BALL! Chris Woakes gets Alex Carey OUT but foot ahead of crease.
  • FOURS! Welcome boundaries from Chris Green & Alex Carey– consecutive boundaries
  • WICKET! Steve Smith departs for 27, Australia reeling at 63/6 — lead by 178 runs
  • WICKET! First Inns centurion Travis Head follows Boland, caught out to Billings off Wood.
  • WICKET! Nightwatchman Scott Boland caught out to Sam Billings off Mark Wood.
  • FOUR! Steve Smith with a magnificent strike, runs 4 runs after Broad’s special effort at the boundary ropes.
  • It’s a maiden to begin proceedings off Stuart Broad

8:59 AM IST: The sun is out in Hobart!

Updated session times:

  • First session 2:30pm – 5pm
  • Second session 5:40pm – 7:40pm
  • Third session 8pm – 10pm

Day 2 witnessed the fall of 17 wickets over the day as Australia were dismissed for 303 in the opening session and England’s first innings ended on 188 under the floodlights of the night session. There was still time for England to remove David Warner for a pair, Marnus Labuschagne for five and Usman Khawaja for 11 as the visiting bowlers got movement and bounce out of the pink ball.

David Warner was dismissed by Stuart Broad for the 14th time in his test career, the seamer becoming England’s most prolific bowler in Ashes tests with his 129th wicket. Steve Smith, who had scored 17 not out, and nightwatchman Scott Boland, unbeaten on three, will resume on Sunday looking to build on Australia’s lead and put the hosts on course to wrap up the series 4-0.

“Bowling them out for 180 odd was a really good result. There are the kind of night sessions you’ve got to be wary of if you get caught with a new ball. I think it was a really good effort to be only really three down in really tough conditions, ” said Australia captain Pat Cummins.

Cummins had earlier taken 4-45 as the vanguard of Australia’s attack as England’s batting once again crumbled in the face of unbridled pace.

England made a calamitous start with Rory Burns run out with only two runs on the board, and none of the English batsmen looked like getting close to a second century of the series for the tourists. Dawid Malan (25) and his captain Joe Root (34) put together a 49-run partnership that looked like bringing some solidity to the England innings but Cummins dismissed them both in short order.

Chris Woakes was dropped twice in his 36, and Sam Billings made a solid 29 in his first test innings before he was caught on the boundary by Boland off Cameron Green’s bowling.

Australia spinner Nathan Lyon did not get to deliver a single ball in England’s innings as the pacemen took the load, but he pulled off a brilliant catch at point to dismiss Ben Stokes for four. Lyon also contributed 31 runs, including three sixes, as Australia’s tailenders added 62 runs for the loss of the last four wickets in the opening session.

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England’s effort was not helped early on by being a bowler short, with Ollie Robinson still suffering from a back spasm that forced him off the field on Friday. The seamer did return to bowl in the evening session. “It’s a huge session tomorrow,” said Billings. “Obviously they’re in front of the game but we’ve got an opportunity to really make inroads in the morning.”

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