Australia might have lost the fifth Test Match at the Ashes 2019, but the team has retained the Ashes 2019 trophy.
However, it was Steve Smith who walked away with the limelight throughout the series as he played a vital role in his team walking away with the title.
Steve Smith scored 774 runs in the Ashes 2019 and went on to break his own record in the Ashes despite the fact that he could not feature in the third test match due to a concussion after he was hit by a bouncer by Jofra Archer. Back in 2014-15, the Australian right-hander had slammed 769 runs.
After staying away from the game of cricket for a year due to a suspension for the Sandpaper Gate, Smith made his way back into the team during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
In this tournament, Smith batted at a stunning average of 110. 57. This included three centuries and an equal number of half-centuries. On the final day of the last Test match, he bagged a standing ovation from the English crowed who once had booed the cricketer at the start of the season.
Talking about the final Test match at the Oval, Australia lost the game by 135 runs. He also walked away with the Man of the Series Award. “It’s been an amazing couple of months in England, the cricket’s been spectacular, the series has ebbed and flowed, loved every minute and proud to have been able to perform for Australia and bring the urn home. The middle of the wicket still played pretty well, and Wade applied himself, batted beautifully today. But England played terrific cricket,” said Smith during the presentation ceremony.