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Australia beat England to seal Ashes 4-0

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Published: 17:31, 16 January 2022   Update: 17:40, 16 January 2022
Australia beat England to seal Ashes 4-0

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Australia defeated England by 146 runs in the Hobart Test on Sunday and won the Ashes series 4-0.

Aussie captain Pat Cummins said, “To be at the end of a 5-match series with so many positives and 4-0, yeah really pumped. I am really happy as a captain.”

Despite Mark Wood's best efforts to keep his side in the contest with a stunning six-wicket haul to bowl Australia out in their second innings for 155, England lost the match. 

The visitors needed 271 runs to win the first Test of this five-match Ashes Test series. At one point the Three Lions were 68/0. Latre, they were bowled out for 124 runs.

England skipper Joe Root said, “It's been a frustrating tour, tough tour for us. We have to keep learning to get better. Not go away from here and keep making the same mistakes.”

“Not long before we play Test cricket again and an opportunity to turn things around. Too often we have not given our bowlers enough. We have been outplayed by Australia,” he added.

For Australia Cummins, Scott Boland, Cameron Green picked up three each, while Mitchell Starc claimed one wicket.

Green was the game changer of the match as he removed the first three batters of the visitors.

England's batting was scrutinised throughout the series. The way they threw wickets away and collapsed in under two hours was just unacceptable.

Their first three batters scored 72 runs in total in this innings, while the rest of the team added only 52 runs. Skipper Joe Root walked off after scoring 11 runs.

Aussie batter Travis Head was named the Player of the Match as well as the Series.

The hosts secured the series when they won three straight Tests. They were so close to win the fourth Test as well. They needed only one more wicket but Stuart Broad and James Anderson survived at the end.


Australia: 303 & 155

England: 188 & 124

Australia won by 146 runs.