Sydney 5th Day

Sydney 5th Day: England hold onto their nerve 4th test ends in a draw

Sydney 5th Day:

(Sydney 5th Day) When 5th day of 4th Ashes test begin English batters had a mountain to climb, which was surviving a full day against Australian bowling lineup, the task was difficult and with the current form of English batter it was impossible.

The opening pair was cautious especially Haseeb Hameed as he played 58 balls for his 9 runs innings, and against his poor form continues and he got out to Scott Boland.

Dawid Malan and Zak Crawley then tried to continue the innings, but Dawid Malan falls cheaply to Nathan Lyon on the score of 74, and just like previous matches the responsibility was on the shoulders of English captain Joe Root.

(Sydney 5th Day) meanwhile Zak Crawley keep on playing his shots and he completed his fifty in the process, Zak Crawley made 77 runs with the help of 13 fours, as he was looking solid Cameron Green sent him back to the pavilion.

England were again struggling at 96 for 3 and more than 65 overs to go into the day, all-rounder Ben Stokes comes to the crease and he joined hands with his captain to rescue the innings.

Both of them were playing contradicting on one hand Joe Root was trying to see off the overs and on the other hand Ben Stokes kept on playing his shots, both of them added 60 runs for fourth wicket in 26 overs, as it looked that both of them are set and will rescue the team Scot Boland sent Joe Root back in the hut.

(Sydney 5th Day) When Joe Root gone to pavilion it looked like English batting will collapse but then Stokes and Jonny Bairstow come together, and in between that Ben Stokes completed his fifty and he scored 60 runs off 123 balls with the help of 10 fours and one six.

After getting Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler tried his best but he was able to play only 38 balls before getting out to Pat Cummins, Now key between England losing the test and getting draw was Jonny Bairstow.

Bairstow tried his best, he played 105 balls for his 41 runs and as the day was closing in with 11 overs to go Scot Boland sent him, now it was up to tail to save the day for the English team.

(Sydney 5th Day) Left-Arm Jack Leach and Stuart Board batted through 9 over but 2 over before today’s end of the day Jack Leach got out to Steve Smith, but then veteran James Anderson and Stuart Broad made sure that happiness come in English camp.

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