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Ashes Series 2019: England won the last Test, series equals to 2 - 2

News Track 2019-09-17 01:02:00

Ashes series' fifth and final match to be played in England. England defeated Australia by 135 runs in the match played at The Oval ground. With this victory, England managed to level the series by 2–2. The series drew England and Australia to 56-56 points for the World Test Championship. England scored 294 runs in the first innings, in response, the Australian team's score reduced to 225 runs and the hosts got a lead of 69 runs in the first innings.

After this, England scored 329 runs in their second innings and set a huge target of 399 runs to win the match against Australia. Chasing this big score, the visiting team was all out for 263 runs in 77 overs and lost by 135 runs. Matthew Wade for Australia) scored 117 runs with the help of 17 fours and a six off 166 balls, but no other batsman could play big innings, the result was lost to Australia. Apart from Wade, Steven Smith was the second-highest scorer with 23 runs. For England, Stuart Broad and Jack Leach took 4-4 while captain Joe Root took 2 wickets. With this, the series has ended on a draw after 47 years. Earlier in 1972, the series was drawn.