About a wonder on day four of the fourth Ashes Test England dreamed for a moment.
Australia were wobbling at 44-4 before Steve Smith struck 82 and then Pat Cummins removed Joe Root and Rory Burns together with balls, when the declaration left half-an-hour to England to bat.
England’s hopes of a draw will be in tact but badly dented. Graham Gooch and Bob Willis combined the following day that was enthralling to be reflected by Charles Colvile.
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Additionally on the Most Recent Ashes Debate podcast…
– Gooch explains what England has to do to safeguard the draw which will keep the Ashes series living entering the next Test at the Oval
– The former England opener shares his ideas on the craft of defending and departing the ball at the top of the sequence in Test cricket
– Analysis of the opening charms of Broad and his incredible record against Australia’s David Warner
– Gooch salutes Steve Smith’s accomplishments and his priceless ability of never missing a ball
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