Watch – Jonny Bairstow Does An MS Dhoni To Get Marnus Labuschangne Out
England produced a brilliant effort with the ball on the fourth day to end the ongoing Ashes in a 2-2 draw beating Australia by 135 runs in London. Stuart Broad and spinner Jack Leech played crucial roles sharing four wickets. Also, Jonny Bairstow pulled off an MS Dhoni to get the better of in-form batsman Marnus Labuschagne.
In pursuit of 399 runs in the fourth innings, Australia once again had a horrible start. Broad sent both the openers – David Warner and Marcus Harris packing within seven overs. Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith resumed their job in bailing the Aussies out of danger.Jonny Bairstow (L) and Jack Leech (R). Credit: Getty Images
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But Jonny Bairstow produced a brilliant effort to dismiss Labuschagne to keep Australia at bay. Jack Leech gave a good flight to the ball to draw Labuschange forward and succeeded in doing so. As the batsman lunged forward, his back foot went out of the crease and couldn’t go back in time when the keeper whipped the bails off.
The third umpire had a couple of views and signalled it out. It was a massive blow to Australia as Marnus Labuschagne has been the in-form batsman for them after Steve Smith.
Watch the video here:
That is seriously sharp @jbairstow21!!
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— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 15, 2019
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England bowlers kept on the good work and they got their major breakthrough when Ben Stokes grabbed a diving catch to send back Steve Smith for 23 – his lowest score in the series. Matthew Wade scored a valiant century but the home side picked wickets at regular intervals to keep Australia at bay.
Jack Leech cleaned up the tail in no time to bowl out Australia for 263 runs to secure a win by 135 runs. Despite the series ending in a draw, Australia retained the urn for the first time since 2001.