Ashes Series fifth Test Match

Ashes Series 2019

England’s squad for Ashes series 2019:

Joe Root(C)Ben Stokes(VC)Joe Denly
Jhony Bairstow(WK)Rory BurnsMoeen Ali
Olly StoneJos ButtlerJofra Archer
Chris WoakesStuart BroadSam Curran

Key Players:

Joe Root:

  Joe Root is an English Cricketer who is the current captain of the England Test team. He has also represented Yorkshire domestically. He is currently ranked sixth in the Test batting and eighth in the ODI batting ranking according to the International Cricket Council. Root was a part of England’s squad that won the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. He was originally a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off-spinner, with a similar playing style to former English player Michael Vaughan.

Career Statistics:

CompetitionsTestODIsFCLA
Matches84136139169
Runs scored6,8945,57910,7716,464
Batting average48.2051.6549.1847.88
100/50s16/4316/3126/5815/38
Top score254133*254133*
wickets20204034
Bowling average49.3065.4549.9553.17
Best Bowling2/93/524/53/52

Jhony Bairstow:

                        Jhony Bairstow is an English cricketer who plays Internationally for England and domestically for Yorkshire. He is a right-handed opening wicket-Keeper batsman. He is the only England wicket-Keeper batsman twice to claim nine dismissals in the Test match against South Africa in January 2016, and against Sri Lanka in May 2016. In 2016, he set the record of most dismissals(70) by a wicket-Keeper in a calendar year. In the same year, he also set the record of most runs by a wicket-Keeper batman in a single year. He was a part of the England team who won the ICC  cricket world cup 2019.

Career Statistics:

CompetitionsTestODIT20FC
Matches667430177
Runs scored3902286151311448
Batting average36.1247.6827.0044.37
100s/50s6/219/110/324/62
Top score167*141*68246
Balls bowled6
Catches/stumpings170/1134/228/0456/22

Stuart Broad:

             Stuart Broad is an English cricketer who plays Test for England and former ODI and T20 captain. He is a right-arm seam bowler and a left-handed batsman. And, began his professional career at Leicestershire, the team attached to his school Oakham school. Moreover, he was awarded the man of the match in the fifth Test of Ashes 2009 at the Oval, after figures of 5/37 in the afternoon session of the second day. On 30 July 2011, at Nottingham against India he achieved a test match hat -trick in the process of gaining his best figures of 6/46.

Career Statistics:

CompetitionsTestODIT20FC
Matches12912156213
Runs scored3,1285291185,098
Batting average19.1912.307.3720.07
100/50s1/120/00/01/24
Top score16945*18*169
Balls bowled26,3746,109117340,233
Wickets45417865746
Bowling average28.7430.1322.9327.54
5 wickets in innings171029
10 wickets in innings2003
Best bowling8/155/234/248/15
Catches/stumping42/-27/-21/-78/-

Chris Woakes:

                        Chris Woakes is an England international cricketer who plays for Warwickshire and England. He is a right-handed batsman. who bowls right-arm fast. Moreover, he topped Warwickshire ‘s 2008 county bowling averages and was selected for the England Lion’s squad as well as the preliminary 2009 ICC world Twenty 20 Championship. However, he made his Test debut against Australia in the fifth Ashes Test in 2013. He made his IPL debut in 2017 playing for Kolkata Knight Riders. And, made his Test century against India at the 2nd Test at Lord’s in August 2018. He was a part of England squad that won the ICC cricket world cup 2019.

Career Statistics:

CompetitionsTestODIFCLA
Matches2999143181
Runs scored1,1311,1865,7391,927
Batting average30.5624.7035.2022.67
100/50s1/40/410/230/5
Top score137*95*152*95*
Balls Bowled5,0424,63824,0937,906
Wickets85142487220
Bowling average30.5730.4725.4733.19
5 wickets in innings33203
10 wickets in innings1n/a4n/a
Best bowling6/176/459/366/45
Catches/stumping12/-44/-59/-61/-

  Australian squad for Ashes series 2019:

Cameron BancroftPat Cummins

Tim Paine(C&WK)
Josh HazlewoodUsman KhawajaNathon Lyon
Michel StarcJames PattinsonPeter Siddle
Mitchell MarshDavid WarnerMathew Wade

Key Players:

Steve Smith:

Steve Smith is an Australian International Cricketer and former captain of the Australian Cricket team. On 30 December 2017, he has reached a Test batting rating of 947, the second-highest of all-time only behind Don Bradman’s 961, he was ranked top Test batsman in the world in 2015,2016 and 2017 according to ICC Player Ranking. Smith is also often regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world and considered the “Best since Bradman” due to his high batting average. He also played for New South Wales and Sydney Sixers in domestic cricket. He is captain of Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.

Career Statistics:

CompetitionsTestODIFCLA
Matches66118120164
Runs scored6,5773,81010,8025,605
Batting average63.2441.4158.3844.84
100/50s25/258/2339/4510/36
Top score239164239164
Balls bowled1,3691,0705,0872,012
Wickets17286747
Bowling average55.7634.3953.0838.63
5 wickets in innings0000
10 wickets in innings0000
Best bowling3/183/167/643/16
Catches/stumping99/-65/-177/-94/-

David Warner:

David  Warner is an Australian cricketer and a former captain of the Australian National team in Limited overs cricket. He is a left-handed opening batsman. he plays for New South Wales and Sydney Thunders in domestic cricket. He served as the Australian vice-captain across Tests and ODIs formats of the game between 2015 and 2018.

Currently, he ranked 6th in the list of top Test batsmen in the world according to ICC player Ranking published in February 2019, On 28 September 2017, he played his 100th ODI and became the first cricketer for Australia and 8th batsman in the world to score a century in his 100th ODI.

Career Statistics:

CompetitionTestODIsT20IFC
Matches76116103104
Runs scored6,3814,9901,7928,626
Batting Average46.9145.7726.7447.65
100s/50s21/2917/200/1328/37
Top score25317990*253
Balls bowled3426595
Wickets406
Bowling average67.2575.83
5 wickets in innings00
10 wickets in innings00
Best bowling2/452/45
Catches/stumping56/–53/–41/–70/–

Mitchell Starc:

Mitchell Starc is an Australian cricketer who plays for the Australian National team and New South Wales in domestic cricket. He is a left-arm fast bowler and a capable of lower-order left-handed batsman. Moreover, he was a prominent member of the Australian team that won the ICC cricket world cup 2015 and was declared as the player of the tournament as a result of his consistent performances with 49 wickets in the tournament, he is the joint of the 5th highest wicket-taker in the tournament history.

On 30 December 2016, against Pakistan in the Boxing Day Test, he broke Andrew Symonds record to hit most sixes at MCG in one innings by hitting 7 sixes.

Career Statistics:

CompetitionTestODIsT20iFC
Matches51852390
Runs scored1,377348121,950
Batting average21.8512.423.0022.41
100s/50s0/90/10/00/10
Top score9952*499
Balls bowled10,5324,31552516,586
Wickets21117231345
Bowling average28.2020.9919.0926.83
5 Wickets in innings117016
10 wickets in innings2003
Best bowling6/506/283/118/73
Catches/stumping25/–22/–6/–43/–

Pat Cummins:

Pat Cummins is an Australian cricketer who is currently the co vice-captain of the Australian team in all formats. He made his Test debut at the age of 18 and plays domestic cricket for New South Wales. He is a right-arm fast bowler and a capable of lower-order right-handed batsman. As of August 2019, Cummins is the top-ranked Test bowler. Sixth-ranked Test all-rounder and fourth-ranked ODI bowler in the world according to ICC Player Ranking.

Career Statistics:

CompetitionTestODIsT20IFC
Matches23582035
Runs scored58623435851
Batting average19.5310.175.0023.00
100s/50s0/20/00/00/4
Top score63361382*
Balls bowled5,0983,0334567,328
Wickets1119625151
Bowling average21.4827.1121.2423.04
5 wickets in innings4104
10 wickets in innings1001
Best bowling6/235/703/156/23
Catches/stumping11/–13/–4/–15/–

Tickets of Ashes series:

As you know that the Ashes series will be held in England. Moreover, the fans of cricket are waiting for this Ashes series. If you want to go to the stadium to watch live cricket, then you should book the tickets first. After booking the tickets, you should get ready to go to the stadium.

Venue:

The oval is an International cricket ground in Kennington in  South London. The Oval has been the home ground of Surrey Cricket Club since it was opened in 1845. It was the first ground in England to host an International Test cricket in September 1880. The final Test match of the English season is traditionally played there.

In addition to cricket, The Oval has hosted several other historically significant sporting events. In 1870, it staged England’s first football match, versus Scotland. It hosted the first FA Cup final in 1872 as well as those between 1874 and 1892. In 1876, it held both England and Wales and England vs Scotland rugby international matches and in 1887, rugby’s first varsity match, It also hosted the final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

Day One Summary:

Having surrendered the urn for the second straight series in the fourth test at Old Trafford, England team is on their high performance to level the series.

On day one Australia has won the toss elected to bowl first. This decision is to work manically for Australia. They did not let the England Batsmen stay on the crease, with their good bowling. Both the openers of the England team went quickly to the dressing room. Then, the England team Joe Root arrives at the crease, and build a partnership with Burns, England 86/1

After Lunch:

Root was dropped by Tim Paine at the slips corn, And root was dropped twice now. He also achieved the milestone of 7,000 runs for England in Tests. The partnership with Rory burns ended when Burns gets a top edge caught by Marsh and bowl by Hazlewood and England were 113/2. Then Ben stokes came into the crease and move the scoreboard with Root. After the addition of just 17 runs, stokes got the top edge and caught by Lyon, and England were 130/3. Stokes only made 20 runs. Jhony Bairstow came to the crease and stayed at the crease until tea and England were 169/3.

Root was bowled by Cummins just after the tea, and England were 170/4. Root made 57 runs. After the addition of just 6 runs, Bairstow was given lbw bowl by Marsh, and England were 176/5. Then, Curran and Buttler move the scoreboard, Curran was caught at the slip by Smith bowl by Marsh and England were 199/6. Jos Buttler moves the scoreboard and made 64 runs.

At the end of the day, 1 England were 271/8

Day two Summary:

Buttler was bowled by Cummins on 70, and England were 294/9. Just after that over from Cummins, Leach was bowled by Marsh and get his five wickets to haul in Test cricket. So, England bowled out on 294 runs.

 

 In the first innings of Australia, Warner’s bad performance continue to haunt Australia. He was caught by Bairstow and bowled by Archer, and Australia was 5/1. Then, Labusechagne and Harris had to face the brutal attack of England’s bowlers. Harris was caught by slips just after the addition of 9 runs, and Australia were 14/2. After this, Smith and Labuseshagne stayed at the crease until lunch.Austalia 55/2.

After Lunch:

Smith and Labusechagne move the scoreboard to 83 before Labusechagne was given lbw bowl by Archer, and Australia 83/3. Labusechagne made 48 runs to his name. Then, Mathew Wade came to the crease and was gained lbw by on-field umpire bowl Curran, And Australia 118/4. Steve Smith manages to get to his half-century. Smith was the only one who stays at the crease from one end. But he was given lbw on 80 bowls by Wokes. And Australia was 187/8. Then, Siddle and Lyon move the scoreboard to 224 before Lyon was bowled by Archer. Archer gets his 6 wicket haul and Australia bowled out on 225.

At the end of the second day, In the second innings, England were 9/0 with a lead of 78 runs.

Third-day Summary:

On the day both the openers gave their team an outstanding start which they were wanted from the last four Tests. This is the first time, the England openers gave their team a 50 runs stand in this series. After fifty run stand, Burns caught by the keeper under edge bowl Lyon. He made 20 runs to his name. After this, joe root came to the crease and move the scoreboard with Denlybefore he was caught by Smith in slip bowl Lyon until Lunch England was 88/2.

After Lunch:

Stokes came to the crease and build a partnership with Denly. However, Denly manages to get his half-century. Ben Stokes also get to his half-century. Denly and Stokes were moving the score-board quickly  until the tea, and England were 193/2

After tea, Stokes was bowled by Lyon and broke the partnership. He made 67 runs, England was 214/3.ust after the 8 runs to the total Denly was caught at the slip bowl Siddle, England 222/4.

After this, two new batsmen Bairstow and Buttler at crease. Bairstow was caught at the slip by Smith bowl Marsh, England 249/5. Buttler moved the scoreboard to 305/7 with a lead of 374 runs.

At the end of the day, England made 313/8 runs with a lead of 382 runs.

Day Four Summary:

Staring the day in the field, Australia took the last two English wickets early, but that just gave Stuart Broad plenty of dislodging both the openers. first, he uprooted Marcus Harris’s off stump, before his bunny, Devid Warner, nicked off to the slip— seventh-time Broad has claimed Warner’s scalp in 10 innings this series.

Once again Labusechagne and Steve Smith were coming in at 2 for not many to give the tourists hope, But Labusechagne was not able to continue his good performance to close the series, out of just 14 runs when he was stumped by Bairstow bowl ack Leach. As has been the case for most of the series. England could not relax while smith remained at the crease until Lunch.

After Lunch:

But the big breakthrough, Smith stepped into England’s trap and trucked Broad off his hips straight into the hands of Ben Stokes. After this, Marsh joined Wade at the crease with the score of 85/4. Marsh and Wade put a useful partnership of 63 runs. Wade get to his second half-century of the series but his partner was gone two overs later when Marsh poked a delivery from Joe Root directly to short leg. Then, Tim Paine added 52 runs to the total before he was trapped in front by Leach for 21.

Wade finally reach to the three figures, and his celebration on reaching the milestone was significant. Wade continues to play attacking cricket, but Pat Cummins fell at the other end to full delivery of Broad. After this, Wade’s knock finally ended when he ran a fast delivery of Root and allowed Bairstow to complete his second stumping of the innings.

It means that Australia ends the tour on a missed opportunity, splitting Ashes Series 2-2 rather than sealing a first series win in England for 18 years.    

 

Updated: September 17, 2019 — 8:57 am

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