England vs Australia 1st Test Day 4 Highlights, Ashes 2019: Steve Smith Puts Australia On Top, England Face Uphill Task

Updated:04 August 2019 23:22 IST

ENG vs AUS 1st Test Day 4 Highlights, Ashes 2019: Steve Smith played a stupendous 142-run knock on Day 4 of the Ashes opener.

England vs Australia 1st Test Day 4 Highlights, Ashes 2019: Steve Smith Puts Australia On Top, England Face Uphill Task
England vs Australia Highlights: Matthew Wade departed after playing a solid 110-run knock. © AFP

England, chasing the target of 398 runs, reached 13/0 against Australia at stumps on Day 4 of the Ashes opener at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Sunday. Rory Burns (7) and Jason Roy (6) were at the crease with England needing 385 runs to win the first Ashes 2019 match. Australia declared their second innings at 487/7 after Steve Smith and Matthew Wade scored a century each. Steve Smith, continuing his batting brilliance, smashed his 25th Test ton. He departed after scoring an impressive 142-run knock, laced with 14 boundaries. Chris Woakes provided the major breakthrough to England. Matthew Wade also was in sublime touch and scored his 3rd Test ton. His 110-run inning was studded with 17 boundaries. For England, Ben Stokes was the leading wicket taker with three wickets. Moeen Ali also picked two wickets. (SCORECARD)

Ashes 2019 1st Test Day 4 Highlights Between England vs Australia, Straight from Edgbaston, Birmingham

  • 22:59 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    Do join us tomorrow!

    This brings an end to an exciting day of cricket. Do join us tomorrow for the final day of the Ashes opener. Ta ta!
  • 22:59 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    England 13/0 at stumps!

    England 13/0 at stumps. They need 385 runs to win on the final day of the Ashes opener. 
  • 22:54 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    Final over!

    Can England openers survive the final over on Day 4?
  • 22:49 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    Last 2 overs!

    Last two overs left. Can Australia claim any wicket?
  • 22:46 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    Bowling change!

    Pattinson comes into the attack. 3 overs remaining on Day 4.
  • 22:33 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    Eyes on Burns!

    Can Rory Burns smash another ton? England must be having some high expectations from their 1st inning centurion.
  • 22:30 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    Burns, Roy arrive!

    Jason Roy and Rory Burns arrive at the crease. Peter Siddle to open bowling attack for Australia. A total of 7 overs left on Day 4.
  • 22:22 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    England need 398 runs to win!

    A target is set for England!
  • 22:20 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    Australia declare at 487/7!

    Australia declare at 487/7. They have a solid lead of 397 runs. 
  • 22:20 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    SIX!

    Huge six by Cummins!
  • 22:18 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    FOUR!

    Consecutive boundaries for Cummins! This time he smashes it straight down the ground. 
  • 22:17 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    FOUR!

    Cummins smashes Denly for a boundary to long-on. Partnership is 65 runs off 70 balls.
  • 22:14 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    Runs raining!

    Australia have scored 54 runs in the last 10 overs! Runs coming in quick time for visitors.
  • 22:11 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    SIX!

    Huge hit by Pattinson into the crowd to long-on! Brilliant batting. 
  • 22:10 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    50-run stand!

    Cummins and Pattinson share 51-run stand for the 8th wicket. A crucial partnership for Australia. 
  • 22:04 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    Australia eyeing 400-run lead!

    With Australia stretching their lead to 364, they must be eyeing a 400-run lead from here. 
  • 22:01 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    FOUR!

    Freebie by Denly and the ball races away to the boundary. Both batsman and wicket keeper missed the delivery.
  • 21:54 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    Australia extends lead to 354 runs!

    Australia have stretched their lead to 354 runs with a terrific six by Pattinson. He smashes Broad into the crowd to leg side.
  • 21:49 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    SIX!

    Pattinson goes for a big one and it's a six to long-on!
  • 21:47 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    Drinks!

    Drinks are on the field! 
  • 21:40 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    Bowling change!

    Stuart Broad is back into the attack.
  • 21:38 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    FOUR!

    Pattinson hits Moeen to backward square leg for a boundary. Australia lead by 336 runs.
  • 21:33 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    FOUR!

    Pattinson smashes Stokes to deep backward point for a boundary.
  • 21:23 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    Cummins arrives!

    Pat Cummins comes to the crease.
  • 21:22 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    OUT!

    Bowled! Tim Paine is out. He departs at 34. Australia, however, have extended their lead to 319 runs.
  • 21:16 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    Pattinson arrives!

    James Pattinson is the new man in for Australia! 
  • 21:15 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    OUT!

    Matthew Wade departs at 110! A great knock comes to an end. He is caught at deep backward square by Denly. Stokes provides the major breakthrough to England. 
  • 21:09 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    FOUR!

    Tim Paine hits Moeen Ali for a reverse sweep boundary.
  • 21:07 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    Bowling change!

    Moeen Ali is back into the attack.
  • 21:02 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    400 up for Australia!

    400 is up for Australia as Paine and Wade look solid.
  • 21:00 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    FOUR!

    Another wonderful shot by Wade for a boundary through covers.
  • 20:57 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    FOUR!

    Terrific shot by Wade! He is in sublime touch, smashes Stokes for a pull shot and takes Australia lead past 300.
  • 20:51 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    Century for Wade!

    3rd Test ton for Matthew Wade! It has been a brilliant batting display from a left handed batsman. Top knock! He brings his ton with a reverse sweep boundary.
  • 20:50 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    50-run partnership!

    Wade and Paine share 50-run stand for the 6th wicket. 
  • 20:47 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    FOUR!

    Powerful stroke! What a hit by Wade, he smashes it to through the covers. He is on 94 now.
  • 20:46 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    Wade moves to 90!

    Matthew Wade reaches 90! He is 10 runs short of his 3rd Test ton.
  • 20:39 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    FOUR!

    Lovely shot by Paine to long-on! Runs are coming for Australia.
  • 20:39 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    SIX

    Paine smashes Stokes for a six to deep backward point. Top shot!
  • 20:36 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    Stokes arrives!

    Ben Stokes is back into the attack!
  • 20:31 (IST)Aug 04, 2019

    Back again!

    Players are back again on the field after tea! 
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