Sunday, December 29, 2013

Australia gets fourth successive victory after beating England by 8-wicket

Austrian cricket team is leading the 5-Test Ashes series 4-0 after beating their opponent team England by 8 wickets with one day left at hand. The host nation is now eyeing for whitewash.
Depending on Chris Rogers’s second test century, Australia reached the target of 231 before tea on the fourth day of the fourth test Sunday. It was their fourth successive Ashes victory in the series.
After coming to recommence the overnight score of 30-0, they lost their first wicket of David Warner who was catch behind by wicket-keeper Bairstow off Ben Stokes for 25. Then Rogers made a 136-run partnership with Shane Watson in the second wicket stand.
After scoring 116 runs from 155 balls with 13 boundaries, he was caught behind off Monty Panesar while trying to cut through the off-side. However, Watson played an unbeaten innings of 83 while skipper Michael Clarke remained not out on 6 and guided the team to reach 231 for the loss of two wickets.

Though Australia decided the series victory with a third-straight win at Perth on December 17, more than 271,860 fans came to watch the match live on stadium over the four days, including first day’s attendance of 91,092, which is a world record.