16 Oct Ashes 2019: Australia need four wickets to retain urn as England battle at Old Trafford
Australia require after diminishing England to four wickets in the last session to retain the Ashes.
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England, who had resumed on 18-2, lost Jason Roy (31) and Ben Stokes (1) at the morning and Joe Denly (53) and Jonny Bairstow (25) in the day.
Pat Cummins thought he had completed a five-for if he’d Craig Overton (12no) given out lbw, only for the choice to be overturned with the ball striking the England man outside the line.
The hosts are intending to bat out the last day of an Exam to earn a draw for the first time since doing so in New Zealand in 2013 and, with Jos Buttler (30no) in the crease, still have hope.
Should Australia win, eventually become and they will move 2-1 up to play the first touring side to leave England as Ashes holders since 2001’s Steve group.
Cummins struck twice with Stokes while Nathan Lyon had Denly pouched at short leg at second, caught before Mitchell Starc pinned Bairstow lbw and bowling Roy.
Cummins had started the victory push Saturday evening, decreasing England to 0-2 four balls into their innings if he dislodged Joe Root and Rory Burns out of consecutive deliveries for ducks.
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