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England vs Australia, 5th Ashes Test Day 4 Highlights: England win, draw series level

England vs Australia 5th Ashes Test Live Score, ENG vs AUS 5th Test Highlights: England have won the 5th Test, tying the series 2-2.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 15, 2019 11:10:59 pm
England vs Australia 5th Ashes Test Day 4 Highlights: England won the final Test by 135 runs with one day remaining.

England vs Australia (ENG vs AUS) 5th Ashes Test Day 4 Highlights: England won the 5th and final Ashes Test by 135 runs at The Oval in London on Sunday. The Ashes series has thus been drawn 2-2. This is the first drawn Ashes series in 47 years.

Australia, set a target of 399 runs to win, were always up against a very imposing task on Day 4. Steve Smith, who has plagued the English all through the series, fell for 23, his lowest score. Matthew Wade, however, set the cat among the pigeons with his valiant knock of 117, his highest score in Test cricket. After Wade fell, being stumped out after stepping out of his crease to the spinners one time more than warranted, the rest of the Australian resistance fell apart and the match was won with around half an hour to go on Day 4.

The Ashes, 2019The Oval, London 20 October 2020

England  294 (87.1) & 329 (95.3)


Australia  225 (68.5) & 263 (77.0)

Match Ended ( Day 4 - 5th Test ) England beat Australia by 135 runs

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England vs Australia 5th Ashes Test Day 4 Highlights:

23:09 (IST)15 Sep 2019
Archer named Man of the Match

Jofra Archer, who has shone on his Test debut (as if there was ever any doubt!), is named the Man of the Match. He had figures of 6/62 in the first innings. Steve Smith is named Australia's Man of the Series. Ben Stokes is named England's Man of the Series. This Ashes series has had something about redemption of fallen heroes.

22:41 (IST)15 Sep 2019
England win

Another wicket falls immediately. England win by 135 runs and level the series 2-2. This is the first drawn Ashes series in 47 years.

22:39 (IST)15 Sep 2019
Another wicket

Australia's resistance, after looking so impressive through the day, is now falling apart with around 5 overs left in the day. Lyon is out to a soft catch. He goes for a short 8-ball stay. We are 1 wicket away from an England win.

22:33 (IST)15 Sep 2019
Wade is OUT

Wade steps out of the track one time too many! This time Bairstow does not miss. Wade is stumped for 117. What a great knock this has been, but maybe he could have tried to see the rest of the day off and then come back to give England a mighty scare on the last day. Ah well! Australia are 8 down and with that, the result seems inevitable again. AUS 139 runs away from a win. ENG 2 wickets away.

22:14 (IST)15 Sep 2019
Cummins out

A faint edge to the keeper sees the end of Cummins and this 44-run stand. We're down to the tail now. Siddle, Lyon and Hazlewood left to bat. AUS 155 runs away. 

22:11 (IST)15 Sep 2019
Wade living on the edge

Edge of seat stuff as Wade somehow carries on. This is Wade's highest score in Test cricket now. First Bairstow misses a stumping opportunity as the ball gets caught in the underside of his helmet. Wade survives - part one. The very next ball, Wade slashes again. The ball takes an edge and travels to Stokes at slip, who manages to get just a finger to it. Wade survives - part two. The first ball of the next over by Broad is pulled for four. Wade is making sure that the Ashes series has a crazy finish! Can he do a Stokes for Australia? Australia 156 runs away. When does this become worrying for England?

22:06 (IST)15 Sep 2019
100 for Wade

'He's been doing a lot of talking in the series, today he has let the bat do the talking for him', says Mike Atherton on air. 100 in the final Ashes Test with a series win on the line. What a knock this has been out of nowhere! Australia 167 runs away from victory.

22:02 (IST)15 Sep 2019
Wade on 99

His highest score in this series was 34 before today. He is possibly the most unpopular Australian on the field, despite all the hate that the Sandpapergate trio have copped. Wade has made a nuisance of himself all through the series, chirping in the batsmen's ears from the infield. Today though, he has carved for himself a special place in this series with this fighting knock. All the fielders have come in to stop Wade getting a single. Cummins is trying to take the pressure off him. This was how Wade was welcomed to the crease earlier today:

21:50 (IST)15 Sep 2019

After a brilliant hour of Test cricket, we are into the last hour of play in the final Ashes Test. Matthew Wade has come up with a special effort with hope fast fading. Pat Cummins is giving him able company. Australia are 177 runs away from a famous win. Wade is now 3 runs away from his century. 

20:44 (IST)15 Sep 2019
Last session

We are now underway in the last session of Day 4. When does this run chase get into troubling territory for England? They are getting close to getting a wicket, but not quite. There's an lbw review in the second over after the break but reviews show the ball pitched outside the line of leg stump. Paine and Wade still flying the Oz flag at The Oval. Australia 213 runs away from a win.

20:12 (IST)15 Sep 2019
Tea break

Matthew Wade is giving us an entertaining finish to this year's Ashes. He dances down the track to Leach and almost holes out in the deep. Mistimed it. Gets one run. And the Tea break is signaled, with Australia 232 runs away from a win. Paine and Wade to resume after the interval.

19:56 (IST)15 Sep 2019
Root gets the breakthrough

Joe Root with the partnership breaker! Mitch Marsh, after getting a reprieve because of a no ball, is out. Offers a soft catch to Buttler. Australia lose their 5th wicket. Tim Paine is the new man in. The two keepers now in the middle, looking to stave off inevitable defeat.

19:51 (IST)15 Sep 2019
50 for Wade

Matthew Wade takes a single off Root to bring up his 50. He has been mostly seen as a constant chirper on the field throughout this year's Ashes, but today he is taking a lot of responsibility with the bat. Australia have retained the Ashes urn already, but retaining the Ashes doesn't quite have the same ring to it as beating England in their own den. Australia need 256 runs for a win. It is a target too far but stranger things have happened. Like Steve Smith missing three innings but still coming up with the most prolific Test batting performance in at least 25 years:

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19:19 (IST)15 Sep 2019
Wade giving the crowd a scare

Matthew Wade is playing some fluent shots which will make the England team have some second thoughts about where this match is headed. Having already hit 6 fours, he is batting at a strike rate of 80. Marsh almost had to go after he offered a catch to Burns, but it turned out that Woakes had overstepped. Australia survive, for now, with Wade's aggressive intent giving them some hope. They still need 283 runs.

18:49 (IST)15 Sep 2019
Smith is out

Hard to believe, but England have got Smith out! For a score of just 23. Broad bowls one into his body and he offers a catch to leg gully. Stokes takes the catch. Australia lose the big wicket. Smith finishes this year's Ashes series with 774 runs. Having missed three innings. Phenomenal series for him. Mitch March comes out to join Wade. With Smith gone, this mountain is now looking too high to climb for the Aussies. They still need 306 runs for victory.

18:26 (IST)15 Sep 2019
Another Steve Smith record

Steve Smith continues racking up the runs and the records. He has brought up 770 runs for the series, which is his highest tally of runs in a series. His previous highest had been 769 runs in a series vs India in Australia in 2014/15.

18:19 (IST)15 Sep 2019

Play has resumed at The Oval after the Lunch break. Smith still standing tall, Wade with him, Australia needing a further 324 runs for victory.

17:36 (IST)15 Sep 2019
Time for Lunch

That's lunch on day four at The Oval. England need seven more wickets for a series-levelling win, Australia need 331 more runs for the series victory. Steve Smith is not out. AUS- 68/3

17:18 (IST)15 Sep 2019
Stumped! AUS three down

Jack Leach lures Marnus Labuschagne out of his crease, Jonny Bairstow whips off the bails! And it's slow left arm guile that's the undoing of the li'l Smith. Labuschagne st Bairstow b Jack Leach 14(39) AUS- 56/3 | Need 343 runs more to win

17:07 (IST)15 Sep 2019
Smith vs Warner

Here is a deep dive into why two of Australia's best batsman have had contrasting fortunes in the series-


England: Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Joe Root (C), Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach.

Australia: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine (C, WK), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon.