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!