Not much of action took place on the second day’s play of the fifth and final Ashes Test thanks to persistent rain in the morning. Almost half of the day’s play was lost due to rain and the slow England over rate.
Shane Watson slammed a career best of 170 to help Australia take the honours on Day 1 of the Final Ashes Test at The Oval. The visitors batting first after winning the toss are sitting pretty at 307 for 4.
This year’s Ashes comes to an end with the fifth and final Test beginning today at The Oval in London. The result of the 5-Test Series is already deciding with hosts England sealing it with a 3-0 margin.
One of the biggest reasons why England are so emphatically placed in the current Ashes series is because Ian Bell has been in exceptional form with the bat even as some of the other senior batsmen in the side have struggled.
England have named 32-year-old Michael Carberry in their 13-man T20 Squad to play against Australia in a 2-match series. People outside the UK would be surprised to know that the left-handed Carberry, a black cricketer...
Ricky Ponting’s retirement has expectedly left a big hole in Australia’s batting line-up, that at the significant number three position. And one of the reasons for Australia’s failure in this Ashes has been the fact that he haven’t found a stable influence at the anchor position over the four Tests.
England all-rounder Tim Bresnan has been ruled out of action for the rest of this season owing to a stress fracture in his lower back. The hosts who have already secured the Ashes 3-0 will be forced to bring in a replacement for Tim Bresnan.