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Australia 497/8 & 186/6
(126.0 Overs) RR: 3.94

England 301/10 & 197/10
(107.0 Overs) 2.81
Australia won by 185 runs
Joe Denly (rhb)5312343.08
Jos Buttler (rhb)3411130.63
Pat Cummins (rf)24.094341.79
Josh Hazlewood (rf)17.353121.77
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6.16pm Whew, what a game it was. Steven Smith was a batting colossus. England weren’t quite up to it in the first innings. They began bowling in the second innings with fire and hostility, but there was Smith again. When it was time to bat, England lost two in two to Cummins to close out Day 4, but still put up a brave resistance on the final day. No batsman could be said to have thrown his wicket away. But the odds were always against them. A fifth day pitch and a high quality attack, it was a minor miracle they dragged it into the last hour. But eventually, the Australian bowlers – Cummins and Hazlewood in particular – were too good. Australia are 2-1 up with one to play. England can’t win back the Ashes, but they can draw the series and there are World Test Championship points on the line too. Handing it back to Andrew McGlashan for the presentation now. Before I do that, Steven Smith is king, god, genius, everything. What a player.

Thanks Saurabh. Australia fully deserve this victory and retaining the Ashes. They have been the better team. Tim Paine, who sounds very emotional, has spoken to Channel Nine: “Happiness, relief, very emotional, a lot of people have put in hard work for this to happen. We’d like to finish off with a series win. We’ll enjoy tonight, but focus on next week. It’s been a long, long time. We know how difficult it is to win over here. We are the lucky ones who have been here. Every player has some story or sacrifice which is what makes moments like this so great. It doesn’t happen, retaining the Ashes in England, very often but we’d like to win next week.”

Labuschagne “Unbelievable, tough to put into words what it means to retain the Ashes. Shows how hard Ashes cricket is. We felt like it might happen quickly. It’s amazing how things have worked out so far. Worked on coming wider on the run-up to give me a better angle. Felt a bit nervous, just had to trust myself. It worked out perfectly. Our big boys bowled fabulously all day.”

Nagraj Todur: “Credit to Aussie captain Tim Paine also!! He rotated his bowlers intelligently and made good changes in batting lineup except Warner!! He was spot on to win this match and not showed too much emotions” Yep, he had a very good day.

Tom: “Cummins admitted there’s not a lot left in the tank. I think everyone in Australia is relieved but won’t be happy with a drawn series given how dominant we’ve been. Good point about the Test Championship points too, nothing is a dead rubber and certainly not the Oval”

Gautham: “Let’s spare a moment for Justin Langer!!The amount of meticulous planning that’s gone into this series, the way they’ve managed their quicks and execution has been top draw! For turning Australian cricket around within one year has been a Herculean effort!!”

Pete: “All credit to England for turning this into an exciting competition, but when we break it down, they only managed to score in total one more run than Australia’s first innings score. We can’t take away the magnificent individual efforts of Steve Smith, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazelwood, Marnus Laboschange and the valiant efforts of the English team in fighting to save the test. Who said test cricket is dead?”

I’ll stay with you for the presentations shortly…

Joe Root “Thought we showed great character today, couldn’t be more proud of the effort . As last week we always believed, we fight right to the end. We tried our hardest. We had some fantastic support, it’s bitterly disappointing. Got to make sure we turn up for what’s still quite a big game at The Oval. You can always sit back and think what you could have done differently. But, today, you learnt a lot about your team. We’ve seen some wonderful Test cricket and the same will be at The Oval – we want to level the series and there’s the Test Championship. It’s tough to take, losing the Ashes. The teams have put all batters under pressure – bar Steve Smith – it’s been challenging. Been one of those summers, have to find way of scoring runs.”

Tim Paine “I’m pretty pumped. This team has been through a lot in the last 12-18 months. The character we’ve shown shows a lot about the quality of the people. It’s been an unbelievable series, I’ve not had too much sleep. It’s been intense. That’s what you expect and prepare for. Our bowlers kept sticking at it and we said we’d get our rewards late. We tried to stay calm, not always easy when it means so much to everyone. Thought we handled it pretty well, and the whole week coming out of Headingley. The boys got what they deserved. A bit of guess work with Marnus and he works hard on his legspin, he wants the ball in his hand. [Smith] is the best player I’ve ever seen, yesterday to push the game forward put England under pressure. He’s got a lot of courage to take teams on. It’s a funny game, even half an hour ago I was thinking I should have taken that [bat] job. Really humbled to come here and do something really special. But we came here to win them, not just to retain them. We’d love to be 3-1 up when we hold the urn aloft.”

Man of the Match is Steve Smith “I didn’t enjoy watching last week, but what a feeling today. Been here in ’13 and ’15 and we weren’t able to get it done. Special feeling and really proud to be part of this group of boys. Winning key moments, a build-up of pressure, I’m not really sure [what made the difference]. Incredibly pleasing to get rewards for the hard work. It’s been a good series, really enjoyed by time in the middle. A year off where I could freshen up, I’ve been so relaxed and chilled out but working incredibly hard on my game. I love batting, don’t really like watching cricket. [Tim] has done a terrific job, he’s got a group together doing a terrific job. Bowling Marnus showed a bit of courage, Tim’s been exceptional. I’m two hundreds from two games at The Oval, so it’s a place I like batting. We came here to win the Ashes. We’ll do our best to go 3 up at The Oval.”

I’m going to wrap things up there for today. You can relive the final day in Andrew Miller’s report which will be up shortly and we’ll have plenty more reaction from Dan Brettig, George Dobell and Mel Farrell over the next few hours.

Congratulations to Australia on retaining the Ashes. We’ve got one more Test to go in this series and we’ll be back to bring you all the action from The Oval on Thursday. Until then, from Gnasher, Matt and Saurabh it’s goodbye.

91.3W Hazlewood to Overton rapped on the pads and the finger goes up! Of course Overton will review, but I think he’s a goner here. Length ball, nipping back in, don’t think he read that, and it hits him on the knee roll, in front of the stumps. And it’s three reds. Australia will retain the Ashes. It was a fantastic fight by Overton, and England, but Australia relentlessly kept at it and broke through in the last hour. What a match. What a finish. OUT
C Overton lbw b Hazlewood 21 (172m 105b 2×4 0x6) SR: 20.00
91.20 Hazlewood to Overton short ball again, doesn’t rise much and pings him just above the waist. He was ducking into it and realised too late it wasn’t rising high enough no run
91.10 Hazlewood to Overton length ball coming in a touch, defended from the crease no run

MVelhal: “Give the people what they want!!! BRING ON STEVE SMITH!!!” – well not Steve Smith but there is a bowling change. Hazlewood

End of Over No.91 England 197/9 Last Over (1 run)

90.60 Lyon to Broad length outside off, confident stride out to defend it into the offside. Massive cheers greet that shot no run
90.50 Lyon to Broad length outside off, holds its line, Broad comes forward to defend with bat close to pad, lets it go past no run
90.41 Lyon to Overton too short and spinning past, helps it along to fine leg. Starc is jogging casually after it but Overton and Broad decide they’ll only take a single 1 run
90.30 Lyon to Overton length outside off, spinning in, goes right back and taps it towards leg slip no run
90.20 Lyon to Overton length on the stumps and that’s a century of balls faced for Overton. Defended no run
90.10 Lyon to Overton fuller on the stumps, worked to midwicket no run

Lyon now from the other end. we are into the last hour

Zain Munawari: “These kind of thrilling test matches will certainly enhance the beauty of test cricket.”

End of Over No.90 England 196/9 Last Over (wicket maiden)

89.60 Labuschagne to Broad tossed up way too much, full toss, Broad pats it back down the pitch no run

Sandon: “Paine has had a great comeback from Headingly both with his captaincy and with the bat. Hope for his sake that Australia close this out now.”

I have no idea how the players deal with tense finishes like this. My fingers need stretching just by watching and typing…

Australia are one wicket away. Stuart Broad walks out. He once had a Test century, but slotting in at 11 is probably a fair position for him

89.5W Labuschagne to Leach caught by short leg! What a move by Paine to bring on the leggie! Ripped one into the rough on a length outside off, and it rears up at Leach, who fends it off from near his stomach, but it takes his gloves and pops up to the fielder stationed there. End of a great resistance by Leach OUT
MJ Leach c Wade b Labuschagne 12 (64m 51b 1×4 0x6) SR: 23.52
89.40 Labuschagne to Leach tossed up fuller, defended on the front foot no run
89.30 Labuschagne to Leach straighter that time, whips it off his pads, but without timing no run
89.20 Labuschagne to Leach getting some sharp turn from the rough outisde the left handers’s off stump, but he defends it no run
89.10 Labuschagne to Leach length ball, takes the pad to short leg no run

Labuschagne! Interesting move from Australia. Round the wicket to Leach

End of Over No.89 England 196/8 Last Over (maiden)

88.60 Starc to Overton back of a length, stump to stump, but a straightforward defensive punch no run
88.50 Starc to Overton back of a length, moving away across him, he yanks his bat out of the way as it goes past no run

kuldeep Yadav: “So all this comes down to Starc now. He is known to wrap tailenders. If this duo survives this spell.. then it will history all over again.”

88.40 Starc to Overton length ball in the corridor, he covers his stumps and shoulders arms no run
88.30 Starc to Overton back of a length on the stumps, gets behind it and punches from the crease no run
88.20 Starc to Overton length ball on the stumps, gets nicely behind it and defends no run
88.10 Starc to Overton starts off with a short ball, and Overton crouches low to let it sail over no run

Back to Starc. He’s got two slips and a gully. Short leg and silly point

Ashwin: “Ball by ball, over by over, the demons of Cardiff 2009 resurface. Life is cruel. Test cricket is a notch higher.”

Faz: “I’m surprised that amongst the short stuff they haven’t followed up with a slow ball or Yorker! Bit of a surprise element! Something Rawalpindi Express was good at!”

End of Over No.88 England 196/8 Last Over (maiden)

87.60 Lyon to Leach too short and Leach is tempted into going for the cut. Fortunately for him, doesn’t connect no run
87.50 Lyon to Leach length outside off, big lunge forward to push it towards gully no run
87.40 Lyon to Leach length on the stumps, defended with soft hands on the front foot no run
87.30 Lyon to Leach too full and comes on the front foot defend no run
87.20 Lyon to Leach beauty gets it on the perfect length to dip and rip past the batsman’s outside edge no run
87.10 Lyon to Leach fuller outside off, defended on the front foot no run

Regardless of what happens, this has been a display full of character from England. They’ve faced down a high quality attack and shown plenty of bottle

End of Over No.87 England 196/8 Last Over (1 run)

86.60 Cummins to Overton back of a length, straightening a touch but he’s in control of the dead-bat defense no run

Third referendum! England still doomed? Have your say on the Live Report

86.50 Cummins to Overton back of a length outside off, defended from the crease, with the weight on the back foot no run

Australia *may* be overdoing the short-ball strategy

86.40 Cummins to Overton back to the short stuff it is, and back to ducking under it for Overton no run

What is it?

ICC World Test Championship, 4th Test: England v Australia at Manchester, Sep 4-8, 2019.

When is it?

Match will be played on Sep 4, 2019.

What time does it start?

Starting time of match 2019-09-04 10:00:00 GMT, 2019-09-04 11:00:00 local

In Which Ground is it Playing?

The match will be played at Old Trafford, Manchester

Who will Win ICC World Test Championship, 4th Test: England v Australia ?

With ten nearly equally matched groups, the importance of every game can’t be understated in this tournament. Both sides are expected to emerge out packaged full-strength against each other in what claims to be a cracker of a competition. Contemplating that the 2 sides on newspaper,Australia are somewhat more power-packed unit whereas England possess the benefit of being a steady side. For this and another above-mentioned motives, we believe the Australia are far more likely to emerge victorious in what will be among the most crucial experiences for either side.

What TV channel is it on Live?

The following TV Channels have acquired the official Broadcast rights for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Check this listing to know about Where to watch CWC 2019.

  • India and Subcontinent Star Sports, DD Sports DD National (DD1)
  • United Kingdom Sky Sports
  • South Africa Super Sports
  • Pakistan PTV Sports and Ten Sports
  • Bangladesh Ghazi Tv (GTV), Maasranga & BTV
  • Australia Fox Sports
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  • New Zealand Sky Sports
  • Canada ATN
  • Middle East and North Afirca OSN Sports Cricket HD
  • Sri Lanka SLRC (Channel Eye)
  • Caribbean ESPN
  • Hong Kong Star Cricket, Today TV App
  • Singapore Star Cricket, Star Hub Go, Singtel
  • China Fox Network Group
  • Fiji Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC TV)
  • Europe, Japan ICC’s Facebook webpage
  • Malaysia Star Cricket, Astro Go
  • Afghanistan Moby TV

Score Cards

  • BowlingOMRWEcon
    PJ Cummins2494341.79(2nb)
    JR Hazlewood17.353121.77
    NM Lyon29125121.75
    MA Starc1624612.87
    M Labuschagne41912.25
    TM Head11000.00
  • Partnerships
    1st0RJ Burns 0JL Denly 0
    2nd0JE Root 0JL Denly 0
    3rd66JJ Roy 31JL Denly 35
    4th8BA Stokes 1JL Denly 7
    5th19JL Denly 11JM Bairstow 3
    6th45JM Bairstow 22JC Buttler 18
    7th34JC Buttler 16C Overton 14
    8th1JC Archer 1C Overton 0
    9th23MJ Leach 12C Overton 6
    10th1C Overton 1SCJ Broad 0
  • BattingRB46
    RJ Burnscaught0300
    JL Denlycaught5312360
    JE Rootbowled0100
    JJ Roybowled316740
    BA Stokescaught wk11700
    JM Bairstowlbw256110
    JC Buttlerbowled3411140
    C Overtonlbw2110520
    JC Archerlbw1900
    MJ Leachcaught125110
    SCJ Broadnot out0300
    Extras(b 9, lb 8, nb 2)19
    Total(all out; 91.3 ovs)197
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