It’s official, Australia have retained the Ashes. Not many people expected them to bounce back after the heartbreaking loss in the third test. But they have managed to turn it around. So, here are the top three things that we learned from the fourth Ashes test:
1) Superb Smith
Steve Smith has simply proved to be the difference between the two sides in this match. His superb batting in both the innings ensured that the Aussies had a big lead and were able to set a huge target. Smith has been absolutely sensational during this series and has managed to win the hearts of all cricket fans (except the Englishmen)!
2) Denly Battle
Joe Denly scored a fifty for the second time in two matches. Although he was asked to open the batting this time, he adapted very well and played a patient innings. Even though it was not enough to scrape a draw in the end, his innings was an important one and shows that he is a wonderful player.
3) Cunning Cummins
Pat Cummins has now become the world number one bowler and also achieved his highest ever personal rating. These feats were truly deserved because he has been sensational during this series. He has managed to fox the English batsmen and lured them to play rash shots. Pat Cummins could become one of the best Aussie bowlers of all time.
To sum up, this test showed that the Aussies are now a force to be reckoned with. They have found their mojo again and have managed to retain the Ashes with one match to spare. The other teams around the world need to be wary of the Aussies once again!