Australia retain Ashes after dramatic finale: 4th Test, Day 5 (Manchester)

Josh Hazlewood finally broke England's brave resistance as Australia retained the Ashes with a 185-run victory.

Craig Overton, Joe Denly and Jos Buttler faced a combined 339 deliveries in a defiant batting display, giving England hope of a great escape.

But Cummins and Hazlewood applied pressure each time they bowled and eventually England were bowled out in the last hour with only 13 overs remaining.

With the series now at 2-1 with one Test left, Tim Paine became the first Australian captain to retain the urn in England since Steve Waugh in 2001.

Australia 497 for 8 (Smith 211, Labuschagne 67) and 186 for 6 dec (Smith 82) beat England 301 (Burns 81, Root 71) and 197 (Denly 53, Cummins 4-43) by 185 runs.

Sept 2019.


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