5th Ashes Test wins England leads to draw

5th Ashes Test wins England leads to draw

In a fitting climax to his illustrious cricket career, Stuart Broad delivered a memorable performance, sealing England a series-tying victory on Day 5 of the fifth Ashes Test against Australia on Monday. The Ashes series had been an exhilarating roller-coaster ride with all the elements of great cricketing drama, and it culminated with a dramatic twist as England staged a remarkable recovery in the final session. Facing a daunting target of 384 runs to win the series 3-1, the Australians fought valiantly but were eventually dismissed for 334 at The Oval, resulting in a 49-run victory for England.

The 37-year-old pace bowler, Broad, who had announced his retirement after this Test match, provided the perfect ending to his cricketing journey. He played a pivotal role in wrapping up the tourists' innings, claiming the crucial wickets of Todd Murphy and Alex Carey. This feat took his career wicket tally to an impressive 604, securing his position as the fifth-highest wicket-taker in the history of the game. Despite Australia's strong position at 264-3, their batting lineup faltered under the pressure created by England's relentless bowling attack. The tourists lost their last seven wickets for a mere 70 runs, denying them the coveted Ashes series victory on English soil since 2001. They'll return Down Under with the urn because, as the holders, they didn't lose the series but will see this as a big opportunity squandered after taking a 2-0 lead following wins in the first two Tests.

As for the English, they will rue the rain that denied them a likely victory in the fourth test at Old Trafford - and therefore a chance at completing a series win at The Oval - but the team's recovery in a six-week stretch of five tests was another validation of its "Bazball" approach that is winning fans, if not quite the biggest series of them all. The series got the denouement it deserved, even though a rain delay of nearly three hours - wiping out the entire middle session - threatened to ruin the final day.

Australia started the day on 135-0 and England finally found some seam movement and swing in cloudy conditions with a new ball, accounting for David Warner (60), Usman Khawaja (72) - both to Chris Woakes - and Marnus Labuschagne (13) in an 11-over spell in which the tourists hit just 34 runs. Australia was looking to complete the highest ever chase at The Oval, where the team became world test champions by beating India in early June. It would have been the eighth highest in test history and the second highest by Australia. As it was, England recovered for the 2-2 draw - just like in 2019. It was a series that just kept on giving, from the first ball of the first test slapped for four by Crawley at Lord's right through to Broad's finale.

Stuart Broad enjoys fitting career finale as England win to draw Ashes 2-2.

Facing a daunting target of 384 runs to win the series 3-1, the Australians fought valiantly but were eventually dismissed for 334 at The Oval, resulting in a 49-run victory for England.

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