Ashes 2019 has been a historic series because of some fabulous performances from both sides. Ashes 2019 trophy shared by Tim Paine and Joe Root The series is locked at 2-2. If Australia had Steve Smith and Pat Cummins, Ben Stokes along with Stuart Broad proved to be antidotes for Australia as well. Coming into this Test, Australia sensed they can break the jinx which has been standing tall since 2001. But the moment Paine decided to field first, Australia just haven’t driven home the advantage. England’s 294 was traded off by a measly 225 by Australia. The lead for England gave them the much-needed shot in the arm and they ended up scoring more than 300 in the second innings thanks to a cocooned 94 from Joe Denly.
Archer has been given Man of the Match for taking six wickets in the first inning of the match.
Aussie batter Steve Smith was given Australia’s Man of the Series award. whereas Ben Stokes was handed England’s Man of the Series award.
Steve Smith has shown some extreme batting skills as he scored 774runs. Scoring the most number of runs in a series this century. He is been in tremendous form right now.
On the other hand, Ben Stokes showed an all-round performance. Scoring 440 runs with the bat and taking eight wickets with the ball. It also made England win the highest successful chase in the history of Ashes in the third test single-handedly.
Ashes 2019 trophy shared by Tim Paine and Joe Root, Match results in as:
- The first test of the series won by Australia by 251 runs in Birmingham.
- The second match at Lord’s finished as a draw.
- Stokes’s heroics in the third Test at Headingley helped England level the series at 1-1.
- Australia came back strongly in the fourth Test as they won the match by 185 runs to retain the Ashes.