Australia made a great comeback in ongoing Ashes 2019 series with a magnificent victory over hosts England by 185 runs in the 4th Test. Steve Smith’s return played a massive role in Australia’s favour. After the visitors won the match and led the series 2-1, Twitter was flooded with fans and cricketers’ reactions. Australian cricket fans, who were disappointed by England’s close victory in the 3rd Test by one wicket, were filled with joy after their team’s spectacular victory.
The top order of England totally failed after Rory Burns, Joe Root were dismissed for a duck. Joe Denly (53) smashed a half-century along with Jos Buttler (34), who held England’s hopes of a draw at one moment on the fifth day of the match. However, England eventually lost the match and went 2-1 down in the Ashes 2019 series with one more Test match to be played. Australian fans were thrilled over their national team’s triumph on English soil while England fans were disheartened over the results. Some former England and Australia cricketers also praised the Tim Paine led side. Have a look at some of the tweets below.
— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) September 8, 2019
BREAKING: Australia retain the Ashes. Congratulations to Tim Paine & his excellent team.. especially the mercurial @stevesmith49 & those brilliant fast bowlers. Been a wonderful series but they’ve been the better side. #Ashes #EngvAus pic.twitter.com/MBRd1erJCA
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 8, 2019
— Cr Nic Wright (@CrNicWright) September 8, 2019
Smith’s double hundred (211) knock in the first innings helped Aussies to put a massive 497-8 runs on the scoreboard while batting first. England tried their best but could only manage 310-10 against Australia’s challenging bowling attack. Joe Root played a knock of 71 runs in the first innings but completely failed in the second innings.
Ben Stokes, who single-handedly took Australia to victory in the third Test at Headingley, Leeds with his 135-run knock, could only score 1 run in the second innings. England were bowled out for 197. England will have the opportunity to level the series in the fifth and the final Test match, starting on September 12 at Kennington Oval, London.