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Australia vs England, 3rd Test Match Summary

AUS vs ENG, 2021 - Test Summary

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185&68 (27.4)
Australia beat England by an innings and 14 runs
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ENG 185/10
Bat Top Batsmen
50 (82)
  • 4x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 60.97SR
35 (75)
  • 3x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 46.66SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 2.40
15
OVERS
36/3
R/W
Bowler
ECON 2.54
14.1
OVERS
36/3
R/W
AUS 267/10
Bat Top Batsmen
76 (189)
  • 7x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 40.21SR
38 (42)
  • 5x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 90.47SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
23
OVERS
33/4
R/W
ENG 68/10
Bat Top Batsmen
28 (59)
  • 4x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 47.45SR
11 (16)
  • 2x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 68.75SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 1.75
4
OVERS
7/6
R/W
10
OVERS
29/3
R/W
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Right then! The Boxing Day Test has folded up quickly. Australia with an unassailable lead of 3-0. From MCG now we move to Sydney as the 4th Test between Australia and England will start on Wednesday, 5th January 2022 at 10.30 am local (11.30 pm GMT, previous day). Till then, Adios!
Easy to guess who will be the Player of the Match! The local boy, Scott Boland is the Player of the Match for his outstanding figures of 4-1-7-6. He says that even he can't believe what happened. Adds that he was told during Christmas eve in the morning that he is making his debut. Tells that things have changed since and he just wanted to make an impact. He appreciates the crowd for supporting him. Ends by saying that he is very happy to win the Player of the Match award.
Joe Root, the skipper of England, says that they have been playing in these conditions for a while and adds that they have to concentrate on what's ahead of them, he credits Australia and says that they blew them away. On being asked about how he feels about his team's performance, he replies that the way they went about their cricket was good, and credits his teammates, for giving them a chance to win this game. Concludes by saying, there were pockets where they had done well, but they need to just stay strong and look forward to the next game.
Pat Cummins, the winning skipper, he smiles when Adam Gilchrist tells him that he is now an Ashes winning captain. Says everything clicked for them and he is so happy for Scott Boland, who did well in front of his home crowd. Adds that they were relentless with both bat and the ball. Tells that all around they were brave and he is very happy. Says that Michael Neser was good but he did not get a chance for another match but it is a happy squad. Tells that any Ashes series stands as the watch-out series. Concludes by saying, they have dominated the last few Ashes and they want to make an identity for the new few years.
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Now, what next for England, the Ashes is already out of hands now. They will have to wait to win back the Ashes. Talking about the remainder of this series, they can shuffle things up, play with more freedom, and at least avoid a whitewash.
A dominant display from Australia. They needed 6 wickets to win and it didn't take a full morning session as well. In a blink of an eye, the whole of England innings got vanished. The visitors started well with Root and Stokes showing some intent but it did not last much. Stokes fell and that opened the gates for Australia and Joe Root's wicket was the final nail in the coffin. Scott Boland was incredible, he ended with the figures of 4-1-7-6 and wrapped things up quickly.
AUSTRALIA WIN THE SERIES AND HAVE RETAINED THE ASHES. Before the start of the morning session, not even Scott Boland would have believed if someone had shown these figures to him. Someone pinch and tell him, this is not a dream. The results were inevitable but this would fold up so early was not deemed of. Scott Boland leads as the players of Australia applause the spectators. Australia win by an innings and 14 runs.
Over 27.4 : 68/10
1 Runs
  • 027.1
  • 027.2
  • 127.3
  • W27.4
J. Anderson
2 (4)
J. Buttler
5 (14)
C. Green
3.4-0-8-1
27.4
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Cameron Green To James Anderson OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Dominance, just dominance from Australia! Green takes his first wicket and runs with joy. Incredible scenes here at MCG! A cracker of delivery to seal the series though. This was on a length and around off, it lands and shapes in sharply. James Anderson is squared up as he looks to defend and the ball hits the off stump.
We can see Ben Stokes sitting in the dugout with his head down. Not a good sight for England fans.
27.3
1
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
Fuller delivery, outside off. Jos Buttler pushes it to covers and scampers through to the other end, which brings James Anderson on strike. Australia will be happy with that.
27.2
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
A short ball, down the leg side. Jos Buttler looks to pull but misses.
27.1
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
On a length, outside off. Jos Buttler looks to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.
Over 27 : 67/9
2 Runs
  • W26.1
  • 026.2
  • W26.3
  • 226.4
  • 026.5
  • 026.6
J. Anderson
2 (3)
J. Buttler
4 (11)
S. Boland
4-1-7-6
26.6
0
Scott Boland To James Anderson
Length and on off. James Anderson defends it out.
26.5
0
Scott Boland To James Anderson
Length and outside off. Left alone.
26.4
2
Scott Boland To James Anderson
Anti-climax! A length ball, on middle. James Anderson tucks it to deep square leg for a brace. The crowd is shouting Boalnd! Boland! Boalnd! They are loving the home boy right now.
James Anderson comes to the crease.
26.3
W
Scott Boland To Ollie Robinson OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! We are running out of words for Scott Boland! What has he had for breakfast because England are not liking it at all! Unbelievable scenes here at MCG! A length ball, outside off, this one nips slightly away. Ollie Robinson has a poke at it and gets a thick outside edge to third slip where Marnus Labuschagne takes a good low catch. 6 wickets for just 5 runs. Extraordinary figures by Scott Boland.
26.2
0
Scott Boland To Ollie Robinson
Beaten! Another ripper by Scott Boland! A length delivery, around the fourth stump line. Ollie Robinson, on back foot, looks to defend but gets beaten as the ball whizzes past the outside edge. An appeal for caught behind. But the umpire says no.
Ollie Robinson walks out to the middle now.
26.1
W
Scott Boland To Mark Wood OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Extraordinary scenes here at the MCG! Baggy Green and then a five-fer. Take a bow Scott Boland! Just what dreams are made of. This was on a length and on off. Mark Wood stays back and chips it back to the bowler. Scott Boland gets his hand down in time and everything is happening as he likes right now The ball sticks to his hands nicely. All the players appreciate and gather around him. Boland waves the ball to the dugout as he celebrates his wicket.
Over 26 : 65/7
4 Runs
  • 025.1
  • 025.2
  • 025.3
  • 025.4
  • 425.5
  • 025.6
J. Buttler
4 (11)
M. Wood
0 (2)
C. Green
3-0-7-0
25.6
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
Short in length, outside off. Jos Buttler pushes it towards covers.
25.5
4
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
FOUR! Glorious drive! Cameron Green misses his length, serves a low full toss ball, outside off. Jos Buttler lunges and drives it through covers for a boundary.
25.4
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
A length delivery, outside off. Jos Buttler plays this with soft hand and gets an outside edge towards gully.
25.3
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
Too short on this occasion, around middle. Jos Buttler ducks under it.
25.2
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
Back of a length again, around middle and leg. Jos Buttler hangs back and defends it out.
25.1
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
Cameron Green drops it short, on middle and leg. Jos Buttler hops and blocks it out.
Over 25 : 61/7
0 Runs
  • 024.1
  • 024.2
  • 024.3
  • W24.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
M. Wood
0 (2)
J. Buttler
0 (5)
S. Boland
3-1-5-4
24.6
0
Scott Boland To Mark Wood
Beaten again! A fuller length this time, outside off. Mark Wood lunges and looks to block that but gets beaten once again.
24.5
0
Scott Boland To Mark Wood
Shorter delivery, outside off. Mark Wood gets beaten on the outside edge as he looks to defend.
DRINKS! Australia now just inches away from clinching the series. Root gone, Bairstow gone, Buttler and then the tail-enders. The script looks crystal clear for Australia.
27 OV
2 Runs
S. Boland to M. Wood O. Robinson J. Anderson
  • W26.1
  • 026.2
  • W26.3
  • 226.4
  • 026.5
  • 026.6
26 OV
4 Runs
C. Green to J. Buttler
  • 025.1
  • 025.2
  • 025.3
  • 025.4
  • 425.5
  • 025.6
25 OV
0 Runs
S. Boland to J. Root M. Wood
  • 024.1
  • 024.2
  • 024.3
  • W24.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
24 OV
1 Runs
C. Green to J. Root J. Buttler
  • 023.1
  • 123.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 023.6
23 OV
4 Runs
S. Boland to J. Bairstow J. Root J. Buttler
  • 122.1
  • 022.2
  • 322.3
  • 022.4
  • W22.5
  • 022.6
22 OV
2 Runs
C. Green to J. Root J. Bairstow
  • 021.1
  • 021.2
  • 121.3
  • 121.4
  • 021.5
  • 021.6
21 OV
0 Runs
M. Starc to J. Bairstow
  • 020.1
  • 020.2
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
20 OV
1 Runs
P. Cummins to J. Bairstow J. Root
  • 019.1
  • 119.2
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
19 OV
4 Runs
M. Starc to J. Root
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 418.5
  • 018.6
18 OV
3 Runs
P. Cummins to J. Root J. Bairstow
  • 117.1
  • 217.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
17 OV
4 Runs
M. Starc to B. Stokes J. Bairstow
  • 016.1
  • 016.2
  • 416.3
  • 016.4
  • W16.5
  • 016.6
16 OV
0 Runs
P. Cummins to J. Root
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
15 OV
4 Runs
M. Starc to B. Stokes
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 414.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
14 OV
1 Runs
P. Cummins to B. Stokes J. Root
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 113.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 013.6
13 OV
6 Runs
M. Starc to J. Root
  • 012.1
  • 012.2
  • 212.3
  • 012.4
  • 412.5
  • 012.6
12 OV
8 Runs
P. Cummins to B. Stokes J. Root
  • 111.1
  • 011.2
  • 4 LB11.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 311.6
11 OV
1 Runs
S. Boland to H. Hameed J. Leach B. Stokes
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • W10.3
  • 010.4
  • W10.5
  • 110.6
10 OV
0 Runs
P. Cummins to J. Root
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
9 OV
5 Runs
M. Starc to J. Root H. Hameed
  • 08.1
  • 18.2
  • 08.3
  • 48.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
8 OV
0 Runs
P. Cummins to H. Hameed
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
7 OV
5 Runs
M. Starc to H. Hameed J. Root
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 16.3
  • 06.4
  • 46.5
  • 06.6
6 OV
5 Runs
P. Cummins to H. Hameed J. Root
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 15.3
  • 05.4
  • 45.5
  • 05.6
5 OV
0 Runs
M. Starc to Z. Crawley D. Malan J. Root
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • W4.4
  • W4.5
  • 04.6
4 OV
5 Runs
P. Cummins to Z. Crawley
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 43.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 13.6
3 OV
0 Runs
M. Starc to H. Hameed
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
2 OV
1 Runs
P. Cummins to H. Hameed Z. Crawley
  • 1 LB1.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
1 OV
1 Runs
M. Starc to H. Hameed Z. Crawley
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 10.5
  • 00.6
Match Info
  • Venue Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne
  • Weather Bright and Sunny
  • Toss Australiawon the toss and elected to field
  • Result Australia beat England by an innings and 14 runs
  • Player of the Match Scott Boland
  • Umpire Paul Reiffel (AUS), Paul Wilson (AUS) and Rod Tucker (AUS)
  • Referee David Boon (AUS)
Match Notes
  • Stumps: Australia 61/1 in 16.0 overs
  • 1st wicket partnership: 50 off 74 balls between M Harris (11) and D Warner (38)
  • Australia 50/0 in 12.1 overs
  • Innings Break: England 185/10 in 65.1 overs
  • Tea: England 128/6 in 51.2 overs
  • Drinks: England 110/4 in 40.0 overs
  • England 100/4 in 38.4 overs
  • J Root 53rd Test fifty: 50 runs in 76 balls (4x4) (0x6)
  • Lunch: England 61/3 in 26.3 overs
  • England 50/2 in 20.5 overs
  • Drinks: England 31/2 in 13.0 overs
  • Scott Boland makes his Test debut for Australia.
  • Stumps: England 31/4 in 12.0 overs
  • England 7/2 : D Malan lbw b M Starc 0 (1)
  • Referral 1 (4.5 ovs): D Malan against Aus (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS: 2, ENG: 2) (Retained)
  • Innings Break: Australia 267/10 in 87.5 overs
  • M Starc dropped on 9 by O Robinson in 83.2 overs
  • New ball taken: Australia 236/8 in 80.1 overs
  • P Cummins dropped on 20 by J Anderson in 81.4 overs
  • Referral 2 (72.5 ovs): C Green against Eng (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS: 2, ENG: 2) (Retained)
  • Tea: Australia 200/6 in 70.0 overs
  • Australia 200/6 in 70.0 overs
  • 5th wicket partnership: 50 off 93 balls between M Harris (25) and T Head (23)
  • Australia 150/4 in 46.1 overs
  • M Harris 3rd Test fifty: 50 runs in 130 balls (5x4) (0x6)
  • Lunch: Australia 131/4 in 42.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (30.4 ovs): M Harris against Eng (LBW) Successful (AUS: 2, ENG: 2)
  • Australia 101/3 in 28.5 overs
  • S Smith dropped on 5 by J Butler in 27.1 overs
  • S Boland maiden Test 5-wicket haul: 5/5 (3.1)
  • England 60/6 : J Bairstow lbw b S Boland 5 (18)
  • Referral 2 (22.5 ovs): J Bairstow against Aus (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS: 2, ENG: 2) (Retained)
  • England 53/5 in 18.5 overs
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Travis Head AUS35759.50
Marnus Labuschagne AUS33541.87
Joe Root ENG32232.20
David Warner AUS27334.12
Usman Khawaja AUS25585.00
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Pat Cummins AUS212.99
Mitchell Starc AUS193.16
Scott Boland AUS182.11
Mark Wood ENG173.73
Nathan Lyon AUS162.31
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