Australia batsman Usman Khawaja was left to rue a ball change which he believed played a key role in England’s fightback to win the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.
England captain Ben Stokes has insisted his team did not snub Australia after reports they refused to have post-series drinks with their Ashes rivals.
When rain kept Australia holed up in The Oval changing rooms for more than two hours, Australia captain Pat Cummins might have thought his side were on their way to a long-awaited Ashes series win in England.
England captain Ben Stokes stuck to his guns despite criticism of his fearless ‘Bazball’ approach.
Ben Stokes praised Stuart Broad after the retiring paceman took the last two wickets to help England win the fifth and final Ashes Test against Australia on Monday.
England won the final Ashes Test at The Oval after Australia’s batting collapsed.
England beat Australia by 49 runs to win the fifth Test at The Oval on Monday and end the Ashes series all square at 2-2.
Ben Stokes caught Steve Smith off the glove at The Oval only for the third umpire to rule he did not have control of the ball.
David Warner and Usman Khawaja made an excellent start to Australia’s run chase at The Oval before the rain arrived.
Australia openers David Warner and Usman Khawaja hit unbeaten fifties as the tourists reached 135-0 on a rain-shortened Sunday.
Joe Root hit 91 as England powered to a 377-run second-innings lead at The Oval.
Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow combined for a sublime century partnership as England took a giant stride towards levelling the Ashes in the fifth Test at The Oval on Saturday.
Australia recovered from a batting collapse to take a small first-innings lead at The Oval.
Stuart Broad joked he does not know the rules after the TV umpire ruled Australia’s Steve Smith was not run out in the fifth and final Test at The Oval on Friday.
Steve Smith’s 71 helped Australia recover from a batting collapse as the tourists frustrated England by establishing a first-innings lead in the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval on Friday.