Australia absolutely wiped the floor with England in the fifth and final test of the Ashes 2015. It is a shame that the visitors couldn’t have played in such a way earlier in the test, if they had, the Ashes could be in different hands.
Australia will leave England empty handed after this year’s Ashes Test series. But they bow out in spectacular fashion. England were already winners ahead of the fifth test and went out last week with nothing to lose. But the same could be said of Australia having lost the Urn, with one more match to play. The Australian team seamed to fair better without pressure as they started the test in amazing form and held wickets to achieve a fantastic score of 481.
With a massive score to chase England were all out in their first innings for less than half of Australia’s score. The home team were forced to face their second innings ahead of Australia and finished 46 runs behind and an innings.
England were not phased however, as they knew they had already won. Referred to as underdogs in the competition they were not favourite to finish on top. But after a brilliant performance at Trent Bridge no one could say that they didn’t deserve to take the Urn.
To round up the Ashes 2015, Joe Root has been named as man of the series by England. Chris Rogers is man of the series for Australia. Darren Lehmann admits in an interview that England were the better team and Trevor Bayliss tells Ian ward that the future for England’s test team looks bright!
Author Lisa Wood
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