England vs Australia 4th Ashes Test Day 5: Australia triumph to retain the Ashes in England for the first time since 2001

Australia retain the Ashes in England for the first time since 2001 4th Ashes Test Day 5 Manchester cricket

Australia are over the moon after retaining the Ashes in England for the first time in 18 years

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Australia beat England by 185 runs in the final hour on the fifth day in Manchester to retain the Ashes in England for the first time since 2001.

Starting off the day on 18/2, England added 48 runs to their overnight score before Jason Roy was clean bowled by Pat Cummins for 31.

Ben Stokes only made one run before he was caught behind off the bowling of Cummins.

Joe Denly managed to score 53, which came off 123 balls and included six boundaries, before he was caught by Marnus Labuschagne at short leg off the bowling of Nathan Lyon.

Jonny Bairstow mustered 25 runs before he was trapped lbw off the bowling of Mitchell Starc, while Jos Buttler was cleaned up by Josh Hazlewood for 34.

Jofra Archer was given out lbw off the bowling of Lyon for one run, while Jack Leach and Craig Overton frustrated Australia by staying at the crease and eating into the time the Baggy Greens had left to win.

However, Labuschagne provided the breakthrough Australia were desperately looking for as he removed Leach for 12.

England were eventually bowled out for 197 when Overton was trapped lbw off the bowling of Hazlewood for 21.

Cummins was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets, while Hazlewood and Lyon took two wickets apiece. As for Starc and Labuschagne, they claimed one wicket each.

Australia batsman Steve Smith was named Man of the Match for scoring 211 in the first innings and 82 in the second.

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