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Ashes: England heading towards a crash
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Ashes: England heading towards a crash

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England have already lost four wickets for 87 runs while chasing a winning target of 383 runs on the fifth day of the fourth Ashes test against Australia at Old Trafford stadium.

England who restarted their play on Sunday from 18/2 lost two more wickets soon. at stumps on the fourth day of the fourth Test, still needing a further 365 runs to reach a target of 383.

Top England batsmen, such as Rory Joseph Burns (0), Joe Root (0), and Ben Stokes (1) crashed under pressure before Australian bowlers. Only Jason Roy (31) could stand for a while before bowled by Pat Cummins. All four wickets of England were scalped by Pat Cummins.

For England, Joe Denly who is at 48 from 106 balls, is currently playing a cautious innings and trying to build a partnership.

In the first innings, England could survive the follow-on by taking 301 runs against Australia’s huge first innings score of 497 backed by Smiths’ double century. Australia declared in the second innings when the score reached at 186 for 6 and set a winning target of 383 runs before England.