Last Update on: July 24th, 2023 at 08:40 pm
The 24-year-old Australia National Cricket Team all-rounder Cameron Green reacting to the Day 5 washout in Manchester Test, said that his team “definitely got out of jail”.
The fourth Test of the Ashes 2023 ended in a draw following continuous rain at Old Trafford in Manchester. Without a doubt, the visitors were saved by rain as they were not in a good position in the match following England’s dominance both with the bat and ball.
Following the draw Australia retained the Ashes urn as they were leading the series 2-1 after winning at Edgbaston and Lord’s. The Pat Cummins-led side will be aiming to win the fifth and final Test match to clinch their first Ashes series victory on England soil in 22 years.
Speaking to cricket.com.au after the rain-ruined match, Cameron Green said that they were delighted that the rain gods were in their favor as England dominated the game.
“I think we definitely got away with one there. There’s no point denying it. Whilst we were behind the game, and you never know what would have happened, cricket is a funny game, but England dominated this one. We definitely got out of jail,” he elaborated.
“We didn’t play our best game. The rain gods were in our favour the last couple of days. You just take it and move on to the next game.”
We’ll keep it level-headed and looking forward to the next game – Cameron Green
During the Ashes 2019, England won the fifth Test at the Kennington Oval to draw the series. Cameron Green spoke about that game and said that they are looking forward to a different result this time around.
“The last time they were here they had a win here to retain the Ashes, but it’s a bit different this time around,” said Green.
“I’m sure a few guys are hurting from last time. We’ll keep it level-headed and looking forward to the next game.”
Australia were at 214/5 in 71 overs with all-rounders Marsh (31) and Cameron Green (3) unbeaten as the 5th Test got washed out alongside England’s Ashes hopes. The Ashes finale is set to be held at The Kennington Oval in London from July 27 to 31.