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Cricket: Australia beat England in thriller to retain Ashes



Australia’s Josh Hazlewood celebrates taking the wicket of England’s Jos Buttler during day five of the fourth Ashes cricket Test match at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Sunday Sept. 8, 2019. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)

England, Sept 8 (AP) — Australia has retained the Ashes after beating England by 185 runs in the final session of the fourth test at Old Trafford.

Australia dismissed England’s second innings for 197 deep into the evening session on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. As the holder, Australia only needs to draw the series to keep cricket’s famous urn.

Josh Hazlewood claimed the winning wicket, trapping Craig Overton leg before wicket.

Result

England

First innings 301 all out

Second innings 197 all out

Australia

First innings 497 – for 8 wickets dec

Second innings 186 – for 6 wickets dec

Australia win by 185 runs