Thursday, August 27, 2009

England beat Australia to clinch Ashes series

Last week at Oval grounds the home side England defeated Australia to retain the Ashes series. In the match first England batted very well to score 332 and in reply Australia managed only a paltry score of 160, even after standing at 73 no loss at one stage.

In the second innings, England made 373/9 declared. Thanks to its tail enders as they continue their good show throughout this series. For England debutant Jonathan Trott scored an excellent century that enabled his team to set 546 runs as a target for the visitors. In the second innings again opening pair put 86 runs for the 1st wicket. Ponting was playing brilliantly before getting run out by agile Flintoff. Mike Hussey toiled hard for his team and scored 121. For the home side the spinner Swan took 4 wickets.

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