Australia registered a convincing win over England and retained the Ashes urn with a 4-0 triumph as well. Australia had a sheer dominance throughout the series
Australia registered a convincing win over England and retained the Ashes urn with a 4-0 triumph as well. Australia had a sheer dominance throughout the series that England had a rather forgettable series. Although they tried to do well in the fifth and final Test in Hobart, they failed to keep the momentum and eventually lost too.
They suffered a 146-run defeat in the final Test when they needed 271 runs to win the Day-Night clash in Hobart. At 60/0, they were in a strong position. However, the rest of the batting line-up failed miserably and couldn’t give a tough fight. As a result, the Joe Root-led team got out for 124 and lost another Test series.
After the convincing win, Pat Cummins said: “Really is (stuff of dreams). Pretty crazy. To be at the end of a 5-match series with so many positives and 4-0, yeah really pumped. I am really happy as a captain, not sure if he is (smiles, on not having to bowl Lyon in the entire game). We have had some 15 players used in this series, some tough calls. Certainly feels like we are on to something big. Cam Green with bat and ball has been outstanding. Scotty Boland was fantastic. And hope the old pros continue their good work. I am super excited for overseas Test cricket.
“One thing in the pandemic we haven’t done is not play too much of Test cricket. So looking forward to adapt. Special thanks to ECB and Cricket Australia for putting this together in these times. Thanks for your (support) despite these tough times. We had an absolute ball. Nobody is going to take the urn off me tonight. Did not expect the game to get over today, now have a week off, will enjoy with a couple of beers and listen to Head talking about his tons [smiles]. He calls himself the wheelie bin as he reckons when he’s close-in, he is like a keeper [on Head’s celebrations after a catch],” Australia captain further added.
Joe Root said: “It’s been a frustrating tour, tough tour for us. We have to keep learning to get better. Not go away from here and keep making the same mistakes. Not long before we play Test cricket again and an opportunity to turn things around. It’s pretty obvious we need to be putting more runs on the board. Too often we have not given our bowlers enough. We have been outplayed by Australia.
He continued: “Sometimes you have to put your hand up and say a team outplayed us. Who knows where we will be in four years’ time! It is a nice reward for Woody, he is someone who throws his every bit on every ball, every performance. Massive thank you for having us on this tour. It is a huge occasion, huge series, credit to the hospitality and congrats Australia.”