The Ashes 2023: 4th Test (Day-4) Match Report (England vs Australia)

The fourth day of England vs Australia’s 4th test of the Ashes 2023 was completely wiped out as rain disrupted the match wherein only a 30-over was played in which Australia posted a score of 214/5 on the scoreboard with Labuschagne & Marsh on the crease. Where on one side, Labuschagne smashed his much awaited ton of 111 runs, Wood on the other side claimed the first three crucial wickets of the Aussies to ensure England’s chances of winning the game.

The Ashes 2023, 4th Test (Day-4): How Australia started off

The Aussies resumed from the last day’s 113/4 wherein they lost their first four crucial wickets which raised trouble for them as they are still trailing by 162 runs with only 6 wickets in hand, three being tail-enders. Now on, they required stable partnerships which could not only overcome the trail but also get a significant lead over the hosts. So, Labuschagne & Marsh took the charge and together added 103 runs to the total taking Australia to 211 runs before Labuschagne was shown the way to pavillion by Root when he delivered an extra bounced ball to the former who got a big inside edge resulting in a straight away catch to the wicket keeper.

The Ashes 2023, 4th Test (Day-4): Rain interrupted the match

Cameron Green joined Marsh on the field at a score of 211/5. Hardly three runs were added to the total before tea. Further, post-tea the game was interrupted by rain which continued through the day, thereby washing away day-4 and also the hopes of the hosts to win the game.

BRIEF SCORE: Day-4 (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)

Australia trail by 61 runs

The Ashes 20234th Test (Day-4)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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