Ashes 2019: Why Australia Retain The Urn Despite Drawn Series?
Australia had retained the Ashes after they had won the fourth Test match by 185 runs. However, England made a good comeback to win the fifth and final Test match by 135 runs. But the visitors will retain the urn for which both the teams were fighting for over the last two months. Australia had won the previous 2017 Ashes series which was played Down Under by 4-0 and thus they will retain the Ashes.
Meanwhile, 2019 series has ended at 2-2 but it is Australia who will celebrate. In fact, the last drawn Ashes series between the two nemeses was back in 1972 when both of them had won two matches each.
Australia had won the Ashes 4-0 in 2017.
“If the series is drawn, the team which currently holds the trophy is declared as winners”.
On the other hand, England was able to tick the right boxes in the fifth and final Test. The hosts were able to dominate the proceedings after they made 294 runs in the first innings. In fact, Australian captain Tim Paine won the toss and surprisingly choose to field first.
Meanwhile, Matthew Wade was able to show some gumption with the bat as he scored his fourth Test century. Wade scored a fine knock of 117 runs but could not save Australia. The southpaw batsman made England toil hard after they got the big wicket of Steven Smith.
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Stuart Broad was the pick of the bowlers for England as he scalped four wickets and took 23 wickets in the series. Furthermore, he was able to get the big wicket of Steven Smith. Moreover, Jack Leach impressed with his performances as he snared four wickets while Joe Root also took two wickets.
In fact, the World Cup final was also tied and England was adjudged winners as they had scored more boundaries in their batting innings.