In an exhilarating and closely contested match, England emerged victorious. Beating Australia by 49 runs in the fifth Test at The Oval. With this win. The Ashes series ended in a thrilling draw at 2-2.
Australia’s pursuit of 384 runs to secure a win started strongly as they reached 264-3. However, the game took a dramatic turn as they suffered a stunning collapse in the final session. Losing seven wickets for just 70 runs. England’s experienced paceman. Stuart Broad, showcased his brilliance. Taking the last two wickets of Todd Murphy and Alex Carey to seal the deal for his team.
Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes were instrumental in the downfall of Australia’s batting order. They bowled brilliantly, ripping through the opposition’s lineup and reducing them to 294-8. The pressure mounted on Australia as England’s bowlers unleashed their skills and determination on the field.
Despite a rain interruption that halted play for about two hours, the match eventually resumed with Australia at 238-3, still with a chance to turn things around. However, England’s relentless attack and remarkable performances turned the tide in their favor.
Though Australia had already retained the Ashes by being 2-1 up in the series as the holders, the final Test proved to be a fiercely fought battle, with both teams leaving no stone unturned to claim victory. In the end, it was England’s day, and they celebrated a well-deserved win to cap off an enthralling Ashes series.
As the match progressed, the tourists were left with a daunting task of needing 146 more runs to achieve the challenging victory target of 384 set by England.
During the crucial period just before the interval, Australia’s key batsman Steve Smith received a lifeline when he was dropped at leg gully by England captain Ben Stokes.