Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Wed 29 Mar 2023 Ashes debacle: The big disappointments for Australia Australia did not head into the ongoing Ashes series as favourites. Hence, it should not be surprising that they are 3-0 down in the contest with only The Oval Test to go. But yes, they would be disappointed at the kind of performances they have put in over the four matches. Australia squandered a massive opportunity at Chester-le-Street When a team dominates a Test for two days, they should be mighty disappointed to lose the match in four days. This heart-breaking feeling is what Australia must be experiencing having caved in to give up their Ashes challenge on Monday. England captures Ashes after dramatic batting collapse from Aussies England won the fourth Test by 74 runs to capture the Ashes Series 3-0 with one more match to play. Bell ton puts England back on top When Australia resumed day three of the Chester-le-Street Test, they went in with hopes of building a decent first-innings lead over the Englishmen. However, at the end of the day’s play, it was the England camp that was smiling. England’s poor batting has allowed Australia to come back into the Ashes The Ashes, which till couple of weeks back was looking totally one-sided, has suddenly come alive. And, a lot of that has been due to some exceptional determination from the Aussies under pressure. Chris Rogers makes his mark When Chris Rogers swept Graeme Swann to the square leg boundary shortly before bad light halted play on the second day of the fourth Ashes test, the 35-year old became the second oldest Australian to record a maiden test century. Rogers’maiden ton gives Australia the edge at Chester-le-Street Australia’s Ashes comeback just seems to be getting better with each passing day in the series. After dominating the Englishmen at Old Trafford, the visitors continued to hold the upper hand at stumps on day two as well at Chester-le-Street. Aussie bowlers put England on the mat on opening day Australia had a fabulous opening day’s play at Chester-le-Street by reducing England to 238 for 9. Nathan Lyon got the ball to turn on the first day itself to take four big wickets.