The Ashes 2023: The Aussies cherish as they retain the Urn in 4th Test (Day-5) Match Report (England vs Australia)

Day-5 of the England vs Australia’s fourth test of the Ashes 2023 was expected to bring some action but uninterrupted rain kept the whole match stand still with Australia at 214/5 on the scoreboard. After several inspections, the umpires called stumps and the match was declared to be drawn which led to the Aussies retaining the urn.

The Ashes 2023, 4th Test (Day-5): Rain wiped out the game

The fifth day was impacted by the incessant rain throughout the whole time. Several inspections were held by on-field umpires and at times it appeared as if the covers would be coming off which never happened. Although, it was clear from the weather forecast predictions that rains will affect the last two days of the match, but still some game was expected to happen as on day-4.

On one side, the Aussies cherished for retaining the urn as rain saved their day while on the other side, it was a moment of dismay for England as they were much closer to winning the game. England had a great chance of leveling up the series to 2-2, had rain not interrupted the match.

The Ashes 2023, 4th Test (Day-5): Match draw declared

Despite several rounds of inspection, the umpires were not convinced for the match to happen as it kept raining uninterruptedly. Finally, the match was declared drawn by the umpires. The next match will happen at the Oval. Though, England could not possess the urn from the visitors but it will surely look to level up the series in the upcoming match.

BRIEF SCORE: Day-5 (4th Test), The Ashes 2023
Australia: 317/10 (Marsh 51, Labuschagne 51, Head 48, Woakes 5/62, Broad 2/68)
England: 384/4 (Crawley 189, Bairstow 99*, Root 84, Hazlewood 5/126, Green 2/64)
Australia: 214/5 (Labuschagne 111, Marsh 31*, Warner 28, Wood 3/27, Woakes 1/31)

The match is drawn

The Ashes 20234th Test (Day-5)Match Details

  • Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester, England
  • Dates: 19 Jul – 23 Jul
  • Toss: Won by England, Chose to Bowl first
  • Umpires: Joel Wilson (WI) & Nitin Menon (IND)
  • TV umpire: Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
  • Reserve umpire: Martin Saggers (ENG)
  • Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
  • Watch Live on:
United KingdomSky Sports
AustraliaChannel 7/Foxtel/Kayo Sports
United StatesWillow TV
South AfricaSuperSport
New ZealandSky Sports NZ
CaribbeanFlow Sports, SportsMax, ESPN+

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