Sunday, December 26, 2010

England put 59 runs lead against Australia in the 4th Ashes Test

Australian cricket team is struggling hard to take the control of the 5-match Ashes Test series as they got all out for 98 in the first innings of the fourth test. Their opposite team England is going to put a big chasing score in front of them.

English bowling trio- Chris Tremlett, James Anderson and Tim Bresnan demolished the Australian batting line up. Both Chris Tremlett and James Anderson took four wickets each. On the other hand, Tim Bresnan took two wickets. Their dominance over Australian batsmen took them less than two sessions to pack the host in a poor score. The most interesting thing is that Australia lost all the wickets behind the wicket.

Scoring 157 runs without losing any wicket, England put 59 runs lead ahead of Australia. Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook showed their discipline batting and scored half century centuries apiece. Andrew Strauss was unbeaten on 64 while Cook remained not out on 80.

Aussie bowlers did not look much impressive with the ball. They failed to take any wicket in the opening day. Their failure in both batting and bowling line up mean that England will take the lead 2-1 in the 5-match Ashes Test series.

Now, the series is level by 1-1. England took 1-0 lead after winning the 2nd Test match by an innings and 71 runs. However, Australia made bounce back in the series after winning the 3rd Test by 267 runs.

Australia will have to do something miracle to regain their Ashes trophy. However, it is also a big challenge for England to save their trophy in Australian soil.