And Australia win the Ashes 4-0. Australia had a thumping performance over England in all the departments. The Australians really outplayed their counterparts. Whereas, in the previous Test Match, England showed some fight to draw the 4th Test Match between Australia and England. But their batting collapses continued in the fifth Test. And what a start for Pat Cummins as a captain. This is his first assignment as Australia’s Test Captain. Not even this, he ended Ashes as the leading wicket taker. Travis Head made a comeback in this Test match after recovering from Covid. And he made his presence felt by everyone with a brilliant ton in the first innings. We’ll see who won MOM in AUS vs ENG 5th Test Match.
Who won MOM in AUS vs ENG 5th Test Match?
Travis Head, for his brilliant ton in the first innings, was adjudged as the Man of the Match in Australia vs England 5th Test Match. Travis Head made a comeback in this Test match after recovering from Coronavirus. He missed the last Test match as he was infected with Covid. But he made his comeback in the best way possible. Australia were rattled in the first innings. Travis Head stabilized the Australian innings and made a brilliant partnership with Cameron Green. Head scored a brilliant ton and with his innings, Australia were able to put up a decent score. Travis Head was also awarded as the Player of the Series for his brilliant performance all along the series.
Travis Head in Ashes 2021-22
Matches Played – 4
Innings Played – 6
Runs scored – 357
Highest Score – 152
Average – 59.50
50/100 – 1/2
England captain Joe Root won the toss in this Test Match and opted to field first in 5th Test Match. England made wholesale changes in their Playing XI. Rory Burns gets another chance in the laying XI. England started brilliantly with the ball in this Test Match. The top order rattled in the first innings. But then came Travis Head. He made a 150+ runs partnership with Cameron Green and stabilized the Australian innings. The conditions were favorable to bowlers so he decided to play an attacking game. He scored 101 runs of just 113 balls. Cameron Green also gave him brilliant support and got out after scoring 74 runs. The finishing touches were given by Nathon Lyon and Australia finishes at 303 runs. Mark Wood was very expensive from England.
England’s new opening pair took to the crease. The opening pair is new but the woes are still the same. England lost their first wicket on 2 runs. This time Rory Burns found run out as an option to get out. This was very immature from the England openers. Malan and Root stabilized the innings in the middle a bit but they got out in successive successive overs by Cummins. Chris Woakes also played an innings of 36 runs in the end and England scored just 188 runs. Cummins was exceptional from Australia. He took 4 important wickets. Starc was also good with three wickets. The situation is still the same for England batting lineup even after wholesale of changes. Their batting let them down in almost every match.
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Australia have a handy lead of 115 runs going into the second innings. Australian openers, once again gave them a poor start and David Warner got out on a duck in both innings. The top order once again, can’t contribute much and Australia lost three top order batsmen in o time. England bowled really well in this innings. There was no support from the middle order or lower middle order too. Alex Carey was the highest run scorer for Australia with 49 runs. England really came back in the game with the help of their bowlers. For England, Mark Wood was just exceptional. He scalped 6 wickets and got the career best figures of 6-37 against the quality batting of Australia. Australia got dismissed for just 155 runs. England now have a target of 270 runs with more than two days play remaining.
This match gone at a very fast pace. England have to chase 271 runs with more than 2 days play still available. England openers gave them a perfect start. They got the first half century opening partnership in Ashes 2021-22 from both the teams. At one of time when England were 68 for no loss, it was looking England can chase that. But then came England’s best partner- Batting collapses. From 68-0 to 124-10. Camron Green bowled beautifully and break the partnerships. All the Australian bowlers were exceptional with Cummins, Boland, Green sharing three wickets each. And Australia won this match by 146 runs. With this win, Australia win the Ashes Series 4-0. England really had a horrifying last month. England now have serious planning to do to go ahead in Test Cricket.
Australia vs England, 5th Test, Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Australia 1st Innings : T Head 101, C Green 74; S Broad 3-59
England 1st Innings : C Woakes 36, J Root 34; P Cummins 4-45
Australia 2nd Innings : A Carey 49, S Smith 27; M Wood 6-37
England 2nd Innings : Z Crawley 36, R Burns 26; S Boland 3-18
Australia won by 146 runs