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Home / Cricket / England vs Australia Ashes 2019, 4th Test Match Day 4 at Old Trafford Highlights: As it happened

England vs Australia Ashes 2019, 4th Test Match Day 4 at Old Trafford Highlights: As it happened

Ashes 2019: Catch all the action of the fourth day of fourth Test between England and Australia through our live commentary.

cricket Updated: Sep 07, 2019, 23:54 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
England vs Australia Ashes 2019 highlights, 4th Test Match Day 4 at Old Trafford.
England vs Australia Ashes 2019 highlights, 4th Test Match Day 4 at Old Trafford.(Action Images via Reuters)

Day 4 Round-up: The play on Day 4 has finished with the hosts in a precarious position as they are 18/2 and still a whole day of play left. Joe Denly and Jason Roy are on the crease. England’s run chase got off to the worst possible start as they have lost two wickets without even opening their account. Pat Cummins has completely rattled the English top order. Australia have declared their innings at 186/6 with a lead of 382 runs. England have a stiff target of 383 to chase if they want to take the lead in the series. Steve Smith was finally dismissed for his lowest score of the series as Jack Leach picked up his wicket. Smith continued to pile on the runs in the series as he has another 50+ score against England. He found good support in Wade as the visitors stretched their lead over 350.

Day 3 Round-up: Josh Hazlewood strengthened Australia’s grip on the fourth Test at Old Trafford with a trio of England wickets late on third day. England were 200-5 when bad light ended play shortly before the scheduled close, still 297 behind Australia’s imposing 497-8 declared built on star batsman Steve Smith’s commanding double century. Fast bowler Hazlewood has so far taken 4-48 in 20 overs, with England now needing a further 98 runs just to avoid the follow-on. Ben Stokes, whose unbeaten century took England to a stunning one-wicket win in the third Test at Headingley, was seven not out and Jonny Bairstow two not out.

England: Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Joe Root (c), Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Craig Overton, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach

Australia: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (c & wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

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