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England vs Australia, Ashes 2019, 1st Test Match at Birmingham, Day 4 Highlights: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: August 4, 2019, 11:37 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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  • 22:59 (IST)

    END OF DAY"S PLAY: Pattinson comes on for the last over of the day. And it's been 9 balls he hasn't conceded a run till now. So two runs come from the over. That means England end the day on 13/0 and are still 385 runs away from the target. 

  • 22:21 (IST)

    DECLARATION: England are certainly missing James Anderson here. Looks like they have given up and are at Aussie batsmen's mercy. Run are coming thick and fast here as the partnership moves to 65. Cummins hits Denly for two back-to-back fours. Pattinson ends the over with a towering six. The score now moves to 487/7. And here comes the declaration from Paine. England need 398 to win.

  • 21:54 (IST)

    SIX: Australia are now just looking to get quick runs and get that lead close to 400. Pattinson just pulls Broad for a big six. That is great batting by the tail-ender. Australia are 444/7 and the lead moves up to 354. 

  • 21:24 (IST)

    Damn, what a ball! Perfect off-break! Moeen dropped this one right in front of Paine who was just looking to block it but the ball turned sharply and went through the gate to hit the off-stump. This will give Moeen a lot of confidence. Australia are 411 for 7, leading by 321 runs.

  • 21:15 (IST)

    Finally! Short delivery from Stokes and Wade times it perfectly straight into the hands of the deep square leg fielder. What a knock though! He has taken Australia to a great position and will be happy after failing to get off the mark in the first innings.

  • 20:53 (IST)

    First hundred in six and a half year! What a comeback! A very full delivery from Root and Wade reverse sweeps it for four to get to his century. He is delighted! He has been in amazing form in the last year or two and will be happy that he has been able to replicate it at the international stage.

  • 19:54 (IST)

    OUT! Smith departs at long last and it's Woakes who did the trick. The ball is seaming and Smith edges one to Bairstow who made no mistake. His innings has still managed to put Australia in a good position to win this Test. 

23:03 (IST)
Big day tomorrow
22:59 (IST)

END OF DAY"S PLAY: Pattinson comes on for the last over of the day. And it's been 9 balls he hasn't conceded a run till now. So two runs come from the over. That means England end the day on 13/0 and are still 385 runs away from the target. 

22:51 (IST)

James Pattinson comes into the attack now. He would like to get a wicket here for the Aussies. A clean over sees the bowler bowl a maiden. England stay at 10/0 after 5 overs. 

22:45 (IST)

If England don't lose a wicket today, they would certainly harbour hopes of saving the Test match. They have the batsmen who can do the job for them. Meanwhile another over comes to an end as England are now 10/0. 

22:38 (IST)

Lyon shares the new ball with Siddle. But till now nothing much has happened for him. Four runs come from the over as England are now 6/0 after two overs. 

22:35 (IST)

On to the last innings of the match and Peter Siddle takes the new ball. Jason Roy and Rory Burns start the innings. Nothing much comes from the over as England just manage two runs. It's 2/0. 

22:21 (IST)

DECLARATION: England are certainly missing James Anderson here. Looks like they have given up and are at Aussie batsmen's mercy. Run are coming thick and fast here as the partnership moves to 65. Cummins hits Denly for two back-to-back fours. Pattinson ends the over with a towering six. The score now moves to 487/7. And here comes the declaration from Paine. England need 398 to win.

22:14 (IST)
England missing Anderson here
22:10 (IST)

Denly continues. England are not looking for wickets at the moment and that is only helping the opposition. Another over comes to an end as Australia are 460/7. 

22:02 (IST)

Joe Denly comes into the attack. A bad ploy since Aussies are looking for quick runs. Another over comes to an end and Australia now are 452/7. The lead is 362 now. 

21:54 (IST)

SIX: Australia are now just looking to get quick runs and get that lead close to 400. Pattinson just pulls Broad for a big six. That is great batting by the tail-ender. Australia are 444/7 and the lead moves up to 354. 

21:47 (IST)

This has been an excellent batting performance by the Aussies and they would like to give the English at least five overs to play. The lead is already 340 and Australia are definitely in driver's seat at the moment. So after 105 overs the score moves to 430/7. 

21:41 (IST)

Pattinson first times Stokes for a boundary towards deep backward point before sweeping Moeen for another boundary. These are all handy runs for Australia who might be looking to get near that 350-run mark.

21:33 (IST)

The lead is now 325 and there's an hour of game remaining today. Australia will have to go hard in the next few overs and make sure they get some time to bowl at England batsmen.

21:24 (IST)

Damn, what a ball! Perfect off-break! Moeen dropped this one right in front of Paine who was just looking to block it but the ball turned sharply and went through the gate to hit the off-stump. This will give Moeen a lot of confidence. Australia are 411 for 7, leading by 321 runs.

21:15 (IST)

Finally! Short delivery from Stokes and Wade times it perfectly straight into the hands of the deep square leg fielder. What a knock though! He has taken Australia to a great position and will be happy after failing to get off the mark in the first innings.

21:12 (IST)

After Paine reverse swept Moeen for four, he tried to leave the final delivery but the ball turned in and kissed his back pad. It was always going to miss the off-stump but England still went for the review and the replays suggested the same. Australia now lead by 317 runs.

21:01 (IST)

Shot! Root tosses one up and Wade drives it through the covers for his 17th boundary. Paine ends the over with a single as Australia bring up 400. 

20:58 (IST)

Short from Stokes and Wade guides it very fine for four. With that, the lead has gone past 300. Australia will now look to score quickly so that they can give their bowlers few overs to bowl at the tired England batsmen before the close of play.

20:53 (IST)

First hundred in six and a half year! What a comeback! A very full delivery from Root and Wade reverse sweeps it for four to get to his century. He is delighted! He has been in amazing form in the last year or two and will be happy that he has been able to replicate it at the international stage.

20:49 (IST)

Stokes is failing to get his line and length right and Wade is now making the most of it. The left-hander slaps one towards sweeper cover for four and is now on 95. Australia now lead by 290 runs.

20:42 (IST)

Short and wide from Stokes and Paine slams it towards deep backward point for four before slapping one over point for a maximum. He then gets a half-volley and punches it down the ground for another boundary. In the process, he also brings up 1000 runs in this format. This was really a bad over from Stokes. Australia are 371 for 5 and are now leading by 280 runs.

20:36 (IST)

England start with Root but both Wade and Paine play out the over carefully, taking three singles including a close one on the final ball. A direct hit could have been curtains for Paine.

20:32 (IST)

And, we are back. Australia already lead by 266 runs and both Matthew Wade and Tim Paine will try to extend this innings as much as possible.

20:16 (IST)

Tea has been taken at Edgbaston and once again it is Australia who end the session on top. Their lead is 266 and they still have 5 wickets in hand. The final session should be very interesting. 

20:12 (IST)

Wade has continued on nicely after Smith's departure and is inching closer to a century. Paine has also looked steady during his time at the crease thus far. England still have plenty of work to do. 

20:03 (IST)

Umpires have had a torrid time so far in this Test. 

19:54 (IST)

OUT! Smith departs at long last and it's Woakes who did the trick. The ball is seaming and Smith edges one to Bairstow who made no mistake. His innings has still managed to put Australia in a good position to win this Test. 

19:47 (IST)

Boundaries are flowing now for Australia and England finally take the second new ball. It was due four overs ago, no clue why they waited. Smith has Wade given out LBW but Wade successfully reviews. 

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England vs Australia, Ashes 2019, 1st Test Match at Birmingham, Day 4 Highlights: As it Happened

England vs Australia, Latest Updates:END OF DAY"S PLAY: Pattinson comes on for the last over of the day. And it's been 9 balls he hasn't conceded a run till now. So two runs come from the over. That means England end the day on 13/0 and are still 385 runs away from the target.

Australia were left hoping for another major innings from Steve Smith as England took charge of the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Saturday.

When bad light cut short the third day's play, Australia were 124-3 in their second innings -- a lead of just 34 runs.

Former captain Smith, who had made a superb 144 in the first innings of his first Test since completing a 12-month ban for his role in last year's ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, was 46 not out.

Travis Head was 21 not out, with the pair's stand worth 49 runs.

Ashes-holders Australia, looking to win their first series away to England in 18 years, were struggling at 27-2 after openers David Warner and Cameron Bancroft -- also returning to Test duty after the ball-tampering scandal -- both fell in single figures.

In a match full of overturned decisions, England had to review umpire Joel Wilson's original not out verdict when Warner feathered a catch behind to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow on eight to give Stuart Broad his 450th Test wicket.

Warner walked off to raucous chants of "Same old Aussies, always cheating" from England fans.

It was an important blow for Broad, who took 5-86 in Australia's first innings of 284 as new-ball partner James Anderson was absent with a calf injury that meant England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker only bowled four overs first time around.

Birmingham-born off-spinner Moeen Ali then had Bancroft lob a simple bat and pad catch to Jos Buttler at short leg.

Smith's arrival at the crease prompted a huge chorus of boos from England fans who earlier in the day had taunted him with chants of "Crying on the telly, we saw you crying on the telly" in a reference to the star batsman's emotional press conference in Sydney after he was sent home from South Africa.

Usman Khawaja might have been out for 11 but Buttler, now in the slips, failed to hold a tough chance off Moeen.

The left-hander made an attractive 40 but Khawaja was undone by Ben Stokes's second ball, a superb delivery that cut back sharply to have him caught behind.

- Struck on head -

Australia were now 75-3, still 15 runs behind.

Smith, on 41, was struck on the side of the head after missing an intended pull off a Stokes bouncer, but was passed fit to bat on by the Australia team doctor.

Soon afterwards, although the floodlights were on, the umpires decided it was too dark to continue and halted play shortly before heavy rain fell.

Earlier, England opener Rory Burns batted for nearly eight hours for 133 -- his maiden Test hundred -- in an innings of 374 featuring half-centuries from captain Joe Root (57) and vice-captain Stokes (50).

England lost three wickets for four runs to slump to 300-8 -- a lead of just 16 runs.

But a ninth-wicket partnership of 65 between Chris Woakes, who made 37 not out on his Warwickshire home ground, and Broad (29) boosted their total.

Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins took 3-84 in 33 overs on a placid but wearing pitch and off-spinner Nathan Lyon 3-112 in 43.5 overs.

England resumed on 267-4, 17 runs adrift, with Burns 125 not out and Stokes 38 not out.

Stokes was out for exactly 50 when he a loose cut off Cummins was caught behind by Australia captain and wicketkeeper Tim Paine.

Lyon then finally ended left-hander Burns's marathon innings when a delivery that turned and bounced took the outside edge and was well caught by Paine.

Burns faced 312 balls, with 17 fours.

By contrast, new batsman Moeen lasted just five balls before he inexplicably shouldered arms to Lyon and was clean bowled for a duck.

Woakes and Broad's stand started with both batsmen on nought.

But Woakes hoisted Lyon for six and the pair accumulated runs steadily before Broad, who batted for nearly two hours, turned Cummins straight to long leg.

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