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England vs Australia, Ashes 2019, 1st Test Match at Birmingham, Day 5 Highlights: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: August 5, 2019, 8:25 PM IST

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ENG vs AUS Cricket Scorecard (TEST)

1st Test TEST, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 01 August, 2019

Australia

284/10

(80.4) RR 3.52

v/s
England

374/10

(135.5) RR 2.75

Australia beat England by 251 runs

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 19:43 (IST)

    AUSTRALIA WIN:  Cummins comes back into the attack for a final burst. And Woakes is doing the right thing by not taking singles and giving strike to Anderson. And Cummins has the last wicket as he gets Woakes caught at slips. The batsman is out for 37. England are all out for 146 as Australia win by 251 runs. 

  • 19:24 (IST)

    OUT: And Broad is out for a golden duck. Similar dismissal like Ali. The ball spins away from Broad and he edges it straight into the hands of Smith. England are 9 down now as the scoreboard reads 136/9. 

  • 19:22 (IST)

    OUT: And just when Ali was looking assured on the crease, he edges one of Lyon to Warner. He departs for 4 as England lose eight. It's 136/8 as England stare at a big defeat. 

  • 19:01 (IST)

    FOUR, FOUR, FOUR: Pattinson continues. A small partnership is building between Ali and Woakes. They need to focus on one over at a time, and they could just help England save the Test. In the meantime he pulls Pattinson for two more fours. In fact make that three as he gets another four, but this time through point. 

  • 18:46 (IST)

    FOUR, FOUR: Woakes has decided to go for his shots now. He slams Cummins for back-to-back fours. That might just be the right way to go about now. After 39 overs the score moves to 113/7. 

  • 18:37 (IST)

    OUT: Aussies bowlers are just on top here. Lyon tosses the ball up to Stokes, and the ball turns sharply away from him. Paine takes a simple catch as Stokes departs for 6. England are 97/7. 

  • 18:35 (IST)

    OUT: Cummins has been excellent in this innings. He has been bowling top-of-off-stump line, which is not allowing the opposition batsmen to score. But on one occassion he strays in line and Bairstow gets a four. And looks like Cummins has another wicket. A short one comes in sharply to Bairstow and kisses his glove. Bancroft takes a simple catch. England are 97/6.

  • 18:16 (IST)

    OUT: It's a terrific start for the Australians after the lunch break. Cummins has a wicket and he castles Buttler for 1. A short delivery and Buttler is castled. England are in deep trouble at 85/5.

  • 17:22 (IST)

    OUT! Lyon gets the big wicket of Root. The England skipper defends at one that turns strongly and takes his inside edge to give Bancroft an easy catch. This could be the wicket that decides the game. 

  • 17:06 (IST)

    OUT! Denly is the man to depart now as he feathers one that is claimed by Bancroft at close range. Even the review can't save him. England 80-3 and in a bit of trouble now. 

  • 16:48 (IST)

    OUT! Roy decides to make a blind charge and pays the price as the ball rattles into his stumps. Things were going nicely for them so no idea why he felt the need to try that, but Australia have another wicket. 

19:47 (IST)
Clinical performance by the Australians
19:43 (IST)

AUSTRALIA WIN:  Cummins comes back into the attack for a final burst. And Woakes is doing the right thing by not taking singles and giving strike to Anderson. And Cummins has the last wicket as he gets Woakes caught at slips. The batsman is out for 37. England are all out for 146 as Australia win by 251 runs. 

19:37 (IST)

Siddle tries his hand at getting the last wicket. But doesn't get it. Looks like Lyon will complete the proceedings. England are 141/9 and are living on thin ice. 

19:30 (IST)
Exceptional Lyon
19:24 (IST)

OUT: And Broad is out for a golden duck. Similar dismissal like Ali. The ball spins away from Broad and he edges it straight into the hands of Smith. England are 9 down now as the scoreboard reads 136/9. 

19:22 (IST)

OUT: And just when Ali was looking assured on the crease, he edges one of Lyon to Warner. He departs for 4 as England lose eight. It's 136/8 as England stare at a big defeat. 

19:19 (IST)

Siddle continues. But Moeen and Woakes are building a good partnership away, and wouldn't want to throw it away. England add two more runs to the total and now move to 135/7. 

19:13 (IST)

Steve Smith comes into the attack now. He would like to pitch the ball in the rough. He gets good turn, but Woakes negotiates his over safely. After the over England are 133/7.  

19:07 (IST)
350 Test wickets for Lyon
19:01 (IST)

FOUR, FOUR, FOUR: Pattinson continues. A small partnership is building between Ali and Woakes. They need to focus on one over at a time, and they could just help England save the Test. In the meantime he pulls Pattinson for two more fours. In fact make that three as he gets another four, but this time through point. 

18:51 (IST)

A change in the bowling here as Pattinson comes into the attack. He would like to grab a wicket here before the English bowlers throw their wickets away. Meanwhile Woakes gets another four as he opens the face of the bat and gets the boundary in gully region. It's 118/7.

18:46 (IST)

FOUR, FOUR: Woakes has decided to go for his shots now. He slams Cummins for back-to-back fours. That might just be the right way to go about now. After 39 overs the score moves to 113/7. 

18:43 (IST)
Cummins has been a class apart
18:37 (IST)

OUT: Aussies bowlers are just on top here. Lyon tosses the ball up to Stokes, and the ball turns sharply away from him. Paine takes a simple catch as Stokes departs for 6. England are 97/7. 

18:35 (IST)

OUT: Cummins has been excellent in this innings. He has been bowling top-of-off-stump line, which is not allowing the opposition batsmen to score. But on one occassion he strays in line and Bairstow gets a four. And looks like Cummins has another wicket. A short one comes in sharply to Bairstow and kisses his glove. Bancroft takes a simple catch. England are 97/6.

18:26 (IST)

Cummins continues. Looks like a matter of time before Australia can wrap up the match. So after 35 overs England now move to 92/5.

18:16 (IST)

OUT: It's a terrific start for the Australians after the lunch break. Cummins has a wicket and he castles Buttler for 1. A short delivery and Buttler is castled. England are in deep trouble at 85/5.

18:11 (IST)

We are just moments away from the start of the second session of day 5. England have a big task on their hands of saving the match. But they need to stop Nathan Lyon, who is looking threatening at the moment. 

17:59 (IST)
Umpiring has been rather ordinary in this Test
17:52 (IST)
Australia in total control
17:33 (IST)

It's lunch on Day 5 and England are in a perilous position at 85-4. Australia will fancy their chances of getting the remaining wickets before stumps today. The hosts have quite the task at hand to save this match. 

17:22 (IST)

OUT! Lyon gets the big wicket of Root. The England skipper defends at one that turns strongly and takes his inside edge to give Bancroft an easy catch. This could be the wicket that decides the game. 

17:15 (IST)

The key for Buttler will be to last long. Not that he needs to be told. 

17:06 (IST)

OUT! Denly is the man to depart now as he feathers one that is claimed by Bancroft at close range. Even the review can't save him. England 80-3 and in a bit of trouble now. 

16:56 (IST)

Joe Denly is the new man in and he sweeps Lyon for back-to-back boundaries to begin with. Siddle meanwhile continues to churn out overs at the other end and Paine is struggling a bit with his 'keeping. 

16:48 (IST)

OUT! Roy decides to make a blind charge and pays the price as the ball rattles into his stumps. Things were going nicely for them so no idea why he felt the need to try that, but Australia have another wicket. 

16:45 (IST)

Roy then manages to collect 7 runs off Lyon, including a four that comes courtesy of an attacking sweep shot. Siddle continues to impress with his lines, beating Root's edge and also making him work hard to defend before a thick edge flies to the third man region for four. England will be happy with more of this. 
 

16:38 (IST)

Siddle has been getting the better of Roy lately and even got him to edge one but it goes for four as Paine was moving down leg for some reason. This is turning into a good little battle on the side. 

16:27 (IST)

Root was given out LBW despite edging it onto his pads and Michael Vaughan wasn't happy. 

16:17 (IST)

Root and Roy are going about things well thus far although play is interrupted twice due to a buzzing stump mic, leading to the stump eventually being changed. Of all the reasons to stop a game... 

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England vs Australia, Ashes 2019, 1st Test Match at Birmingham, Day 5 Highlights: As it Happened

England vs Australia, First Ashes Test Day 4 at Edgbaston Latest Updates: AUSTRALIA WIN: Cummins comes back into the attack for a final burst. And Woakes is doing the right thing by not taking singles and giving strike to Anderson. And Cummins has the last wicket as he gets Woakes caught at slips. The batsman is out for 37. England are all out for 146 as Australia win by 251 runs.

Day 4 report: Steve Smith hit his second century of his comeback Test on Sunday as Australia set England a daunting 398 to win the Ashes opener at Edgbaston.

Ashes-holders Australia, bidding to win their first Test series away to England in 18 years, made 487-7 declared in their second innings as they capitalised on the absence from the home side's attack of the injured James Anderson. That left England needing 398 for victory -- the most they have made in the fourth innings to win a Test was 332-7 against Australia at Melbourne back in 1928/29. Australia captain Tim Paine's declaration late on the fourth day left England with an awkward seven overs to bat before stumps.

Rory Burns, fresh from his maiden Test century in the first innings, and Surrey teammate Jason Roy saw England to 13-0 at the close. Smith made 142 following his 144 in the first innings of the match -- the former Australia captain's first Test since the end of a 12-month ban for his role in last year's ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. He is just the fifth Australian to score hundreds in both innings of an Ashes Test. Matthew Wade marked his first Test for nearly two years with a fine 110. Smith, having reached lunch on 98 not out, went to three figures in style when he cover-drove England paceman Stuart Broad for his 10th four in 147 balls faced.

Smith celebrates

He celebrated by removing his batting helmet and waving his bat joyously towards the Australia changing room. And while there was applause from a packed crowd, there were also renewed chants of "Crying on the telly, we saw you crying on the telly" in a reference to the emotional press conference Smith gave in Sydney after he was sent home from South Africa. "When he goes out to bat, it's almost like he's in a trance-like state," former Australia captain Waugh told Channel Nine. "He knows exactly what he's trying to do, exactly what the opposition are trying to do... he analyses every ball and it's like a computer, he spits out the answer," added Waugh, now a mentor to the Australia squad. Smith has now scored 1,116 runs in his past 10 Ashes innings, a figure second only to the 1,236 made over the same span by Australia's Don Bradman -- widely regarded as Test cricket's greatest batsman.

England captain Joe Root brought himself on to bowl his part-time off-breaks and deployed Joe Denly's occasional leg-spin as frontline spinner Moeen Ali struggled to exert any control. Wicketkeeper Wade, playing as a specialist batsman, with Paine behind the stumps, reverse-swept Root to complete a 70-ball fifty. The new ball, however, did eventually give England the wicket they craved. Chris Woakes got a delivery to deviate in the air outside off stump, with Smith edging an intended drive to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow. As Smith walked back after a 207-ball innings including 14 fours, the cheers at last drowned out the jeers. Wade, who overturned an lbw decision on 69, reverse-swept Root for the 15th four of his innings to complete a 131-ball hundred, his third in Tests. He holed out off Ben Stokes soon afterwards but it scarcely made any difference, with James Pattinson belting Broad for one of four sixes in his rapid 47 not out as England became increasingly ragged in the field.

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