Crickdose: Three Things That We Learned From The Final Ashes Test


England have managed to bounce back and draw the Ashes 2-2. Even though Australia retained the urn, there are a lot of positives for England to take home. So, here are the top three things that we learned from the final Ashes test:

1) Amazing Archer

Jofra Archer took a six-wicket haul once again. This was his second such haul in the series. He bowled with great pace and skill. The Australian batsmen were unsure of how to play him. This youngster has shown that he is a superb bowler and he could become a key component of the England test side over the next few years.

2) Dashing Denly

Joe Denly managed to score a third fifty on the trot. However, he will not be happy because he was just 6 runs away from a maiden hundred. Although the man of the match award went to Archer, Denly’s innings was equally important for England. He has certainly cemented his place in the team for the winter tours.

3) Wizard Wade

Matthew Wade scored his second century of the series and showed his class. Even though it was a lost cause, Wade battled for a long period. There was a particular spell from Archer where Wade looked in all kinds of trouble. However, he battled through it and ensured that the inevitable England win was delayed as much as possible.

To sum up, this test proved that this England side should not be underestimated, especially at home. Australia made the mistake of putting England in to bat, and they capitalised on this decision. After a long English summer, England won the World Cup after the final scores were level, and they lost the Ashes after the final scores were level. Amazing!

2 thoughts on “Crickdose: Three Things That We Learned From The Final Ashes Test

  1. A lot of people suggested that the pressure was off in the final Test but the series was still on the line and Denly and Wade were playing for their careers. Denly of course had some fortune (Dropped on 0) but fair play to them both. I can’t stand these people who write Denly or anybody off because he’s 33. What about Voges, Misbah, Sangakarra etc. They campaign for Sibley and Crawley but a couple of low scores and they’d write them off too. Sibley certainly hammering the door down though.

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