Last Update on: January 13th, 2022 at 09:33 pm
The Australian Cricket Team wouldn’t be too happy for not winning the fourth Test of the ongoing Ashes series despite dominating for the most part of the game. Australia managed to score a formidable 416 runs in the first innings.
The three batsmen played crucial cameos, while Steve Smith scored a half-century. Usman Khawaja starred with the bat as he scored a sensational century, thereby helping the side start the game on a positive note. Making his comeback in the fourth Test, Stuart Broad picked his first five-wicket haul.
In reply, the openers, once again, failed to hit the straps. The likes of Joe Root and David Malan too endured low scores as England lost four wickets for just 36 runs in the second innings. Australia looked set to bundle England out for another low score.
However, Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow had other plans. The duo played vital knocks and added 128 runs for the fifth wicket. Ben Stokes scored 66 runs off 91 deliveries, while Jonny Bairstow went on to score his maiden century in the series. Thanks to those valuable contributions, England managed to score 294 runs in the first innings.
Usman Khawaja then scored his second consecutive hundred during Australia’s second innings and helped the team declare at 265 runs, thereby setting a 388-run target for England to win the match. In pursuit of the target, Haseeb Hameed got out early on 9 off 58 balls, however, Zak Crawley played a beautiful 77-run knock off 100 balls, an inning which was laced with 13 fours.
Dawid Malan and Joe Root, however, endured low scores for the second time in the match. Later, Ben Stokes played a valiant 60-run knock but couldn’t stay till the end of the fifth day. Jonny Bairstow also contributed 41 off 105 balls but couldn’t stay till the end either. Australia managed to pick nine wickets on day 5 but couldn’t pick the final wicket which led to the Test match resulting in a draw.
Travis Head has recovered from Covid-19 and is likely to return into the playing XI for the fifth Test, while Usman Khawaja is set to open the batting. Marcus Harris will be excluded from the playing XI.
As for England, Sam Billings is likely to make his Test debut as he will be replacing Jos Buttler. Anderson is tipped to rest for the final Test, while Ollie Robinson is set to make his comeback in the last Test of the series.
AUS vs ENG Prediction- Who Will Win The Match Between Australia vs England, Ashes 2021-22, 5th Test
Teams Head to Head Records: Tests
|Stats||Matches||AUS Win||ENG Won||Draw|
|In the last 5 matches||5||4||1||–|
Recent venue records (Records at Bellerive Oval Ground, Hobart)
STATS – TEST
|Matches won batting first||8|
|Matches won bowling first||3|
|Average 1st Inns scores||361|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||253|
|Average 3rd Inns scores||257|
|Average 4th Inns scores||260|
|Highest total recorded||583/4 (114 Ov) by AUS vs WI|
|Lowest total recorded||85/10 (32.5 Ov) by AUS vs RSA|
Toss Prediction for the 5th Test between Australia and England
The team winning the toss is likely to bat first.
Who will score the most runs for Australia in the match: Marnus Labuschagne or Steve Smith
Who will pick the most wickets for Australia in the match: Mitchell Starc or Pat Cummins
Who will score the most runs for England in the match: Joe Root or Ben Stokes