Ashes 2019: Cricket fraternity celebrates as Australia retains Ashes urn; wins Manchester Test by 185 runs

Australia leads the Ashes 2019 series 2-1 after four Tests.

Pat Cummins picked four wickets in the second innings | GettyThe fourth Test of the Ashes 2019 series went all the way down to the wire. England came to the last day with eight wickets in hand and 365 runs to get, but more so, three sessions to keep the Aussies bowlers off.

Jason Roy was the first to fall for 31, clean bowled by Cummins and Denly fell for a well made 53, to Lyon. Cummins also accounted for Headingley hero Ben Stokes, who made just one run. Bairstow (25) and Buttler (34) tried to delay the inevitable, but Starc removed Bairstow and Hazlewood got Buttler out, leaving England 172/7.

Craig Overton (21) and Jack Leach (12) defied odds for over an hour after Archer was dismissed for 1. Finally, Paine made a masterstroke decision and Marnus Labuschagne got one to bounce off the rough patch and got Leach to glove to the short leg. Hazlewood trapped Overton in front of the stumps to give Australia a win by 185 runs and with the win went 2-1 up in the series.

Steve Smith scored 211 and 82 in the Test match | GettyThis win also meant that Australia retained the Ashes urn. England folded for 197 runs and Cummins was the star bowler with 4/43, while Hazlewood and Lyon picked two wickets apiece.

Cricket fraternity was elated with the result as Australia was the better team in the series and took to Twitter to congratulate them for retaining the urn.

Here are the tweets:

 

 
 

By Jatin Sharma - 08 Sep, 2019

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