Here is the review of the day’s play in the Australia vs England, Match Review, Day 5:
The final day of the test match was another day that had its fair share of rain interruptions. David Warner and Steven Smith started the day well for the Aussies and their main objective was apparently to draw the test match as there was a remote chance of Australia win as only a draw or an English victory looked possible that too if the England bowlers would have bowled well but they to go past a man named Steve Smith who is basically the back bone of Australian batting and that was not to be for the England bowlers as the host skipper went on to score yet another hundred, third of the series and 23rd overall. Smith and Warner continued from where they left yesterday. They didn’t take any undue risks and saw off the first hour without any hurdle. The introduction of spinners saw the left-hander to loosen up and play freely. Root introduced himself into the attack and Warner’s ego got the better of him. He tried to put pressure on the part-time bowler and in the process wrapped his wicket and gifted it to the England captain who is celebrating his 27th birthday.
The Aussie vice captain scored 86 runs before top edging one off Joe Root and was hold out to James Vince at covers. Shaun Marsh was out to a stunning reflex catch from Johnny Bairstow off Stuart Broad. The pitch was really slow and though there was a bit of reverse, it was difficult to get people out. It was a nice wicket to bat on and not get out; but was difficult to score. Apart from the excitement on either side of the lunch break, there was hardly anything for the bowlers to boast of. It doesn’t help matters when a part-timer is trusted before the ‘lead’ spinner is. But it’s a match the English had the better grip of over the first four days. Before the scheduled end of play the captains decided to end the test match to a draw as no result looked possible.
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