Day 3: Wood scalps 6 but Aussies win

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England batting lineup collapsed badly under lights as they lost all their 10 wickets for just 56 runs in 136 balls.

Mark Wood earlier picked up 6 wickets to give England some hopes but the Australian pacers finished the 5th Test on only the 3rd day.

Australia has won the 5 match Ashes series by 4-0.

Australia      1st innings     303 all-out 

T. Head 101                      Broad 3-59                                                                                                                              C. Green 74                      Wood 3-115                                                                                                                                           Labuschagne 44              Robinson  2-24

England      1st innings      188 all-out 

Woakes 36                  Cummins 4-45                                                                                                                                              Root 34                        Starc 3-54                                                                                                                                                        Billings 29                    Boland 1-33

Australia      2nd innings     155 all-out 

Carey 49                    Wood 6- 37                                                                                                                                         Smith 29                    Broad 3-51                                                                                                                                              Green 23                   Woakes 1-40

England      2nd innings     124 all-out 

Crawley 36                Boland 3-18                                                                                                                                         Burns 26                    Green 3-21                                                                                                                                        Wood 11                   Cummins 3-42

Australian pacers stunned the English batting lineup with some great bowling performance under lights especially that little spell of Cameron Green changed the momentum of the game as he dismissed the top 3 wickets of England in no time.

Cameron Green ended with 3 for 21 while Pat Cummins and Scott Boland also picked up 3 wickets each. 

The English openers put up a solid and bright opening stand of 68 runs but after the dismissal of the first wicket England collapsed and got all-out on just 124 runs in the next 22.5 overs as Australia won the 5th Test by 146 runs.

Mark Wood’s superb 6-wicket haul 

Mark Wood bowled excellently in the 2nd innings to keep his team alive in this match.

He claimed his career-best bowling figures by picking up 6 wickets for just 37 runs to dismiss Australia on just 188 runs.

He contained the Australian lead to just 270 runs. 

Wood got rid of the night watchman early in only the 4th over of the day.

Boland edged the ball and got caught behind for just 8 runs.

The century scorer from the 1st innings, Travis Head also had a short stay on the crease as Wood’s short ball strategy worked on him.

Travis Head got a faint edge of the gloves on the leg side to get caught behind after scoring only 8 runs.

After the gap of only 1 over, Mark Wood dismissed the settled Smith who scored 29 runs to pick up his 3rd wicket of the morning.

Australia was 6 down on just 63 runs but Cameron Green and Alex Carey scored a small partnership to add more valuable runs into the lead. 

The 49 runs stand between Green and Carey was ended by Stuart Broad on a fullish delivery that was nibbling away and Cameron Green got LBW out on 23 runs.

Alex Carey fell just 1 short of a well-deserved half-century as he got caught behind the wickets after scoring crucial 49 runs for his team.

Australia got all-out on 155 runs to give England a target of 271 runs to win the match. 

A bright start from England

Rory Burns Zak Crawley finally gave a good start to their team.

The English openers added 68 runs for the first wicket to put their side in a commanding position.

Both of them patiently survived the new ball against the in-form Australian pacers to settle down and put some runs on the board.

The huge collapse

England’s opening pair was going well but Cameron Green came in and just changed the momentum of the contest by picking up 3 quick wickets in his short spell.

He dismissed the top 3 England batters to leave England 3 down on 83 runs.

He first bowled out Rory Burns for 26 runs and then dismissed Malan and Crawley who have scored 10 and 36 runs respectively.

England failed to come back into the match after the excellent spell of Cameron Green.

England was 68-0 but they added only 56 runs and lost all their 10 wickets in the next 136 balls.

Pat Cummins and Scott Boland also picked up 3 wickets apiece to dismiss England on only 124 runs in the second innings. 

Travis Head was adjudged Man of the Series.


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