The Ashes | England Vs Australia | 4th Test Match-Day 3
England Vs Australia 4th Test Match, Cricket Highlights - 2015 - 8th August. Australia Tour of England, 4th Test Match: England V Australia at Nottingham International Cricket Stadium, Aug 6-10, 2015 Cricket Highlights.
Australia Squad: 1 Michael Clarke(C), 2 Steven Smith, 3 Pat Cummins, 4 Fawad Ahmed, 5 Bradd Haddin, 6 Josh Hazlewood, 7 Mitchell Johnson, 8 Natan Lyon, 9 Mitchell Marsh, 10 Shaun Marsh, 11 Peter Nevill, 12 Chris Rogers, 13 Peter Siddle, 14 Mitchell Stark, 15 Adam Voges, 16, David Warner, 17 Shane Watson, 18 Ryan Harris
England Squad: 1 Alastair Cook(C), 2 Moeen Ali, 3 James Anderson, 4 Jonny Bairstow, 5 Ian Bell, 6 Stuart Board, 7 Jos Buttler, 8 Steven Finn, 9 Adam Lyth, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Joe Root, 12 Ben Stokes, 13 Mark Wood ,.
So there we go England win the Ashes on this third morning of the fourth Test with victory here at Trent Bridge by an innings and 78 runs, quite incredible and, worth noting, Joe Root has moved to become the No. 1 batsman in the world. Deep breath, take it all in, and we'll see you again at The Oval on August 20. Stick around for all best analysis and reaction but goodbye for now...
England have cracked open the champagne in the dressing room, there will be more champagne to spray at the Presentation. The officials get their medals, easy gig for them this week. Man of the Match goes to Stuart Broad for a most incredible display of bowling in the first innings. 8 for 15 he took, the best figures by a fast bowler in Ashes cricket. "It's been an amazing series. I wanted to bat first! But it turned out a good toss to win and the catching was spectacular. A lot of hard work has gone into these last four weeks. Our last four innings, different guys have got five-fors and that shows have well we have bowled as a group. The balance of the bowling unit has been perfect - the first time we've been able to settle into a five-man attack since Freddie was around."
Alastair Cook: "To Michael from the England team, you should be remembered for being a fantastic cricketer, congratulations. But I can't believe what we have achieved this week." Cook now getting emotional. "When you lose five-nil, there's a turnover of players but you see what talent there is in the country and we saw the end potential here. Ben Stokes was fantastic here. Joe Root has gone from strength to strength - they have driven this side forward - and the senior players have led so well. Broad and Jimmy, the support I receive from them means a lot. It comes down to hard work and a lot has been done over the past months. Peter Moores isn't here but the development started with him. Today is about the team going through that 'journey' and the tough times and that moment when Woody gets the last wicket is what you play for. The players have embraced showing off their talent and I had to try and follow that too. Trevor has just turned up so let's not give him too much credit! He has allowed us to go out and play the way we have. Paul Farbrace has been the constant and has led this turnaround. We want to go to The Oval now and put on a good display."
Clarke again: "It wasn't from lack of trying, the Australian boys have given it their all but we've been beaten by the better team. When you think you're doing well, you're just one duck away from playing poorly. When England have had the momentum they have run with it. Anderson, Broad and Stokes in this game showed what you need to do in conditions like this. A tour too far? Maybe for the captain. I'll always hold myself accountable and I have been nowhere near where I want to be and certainly haven't lead from the front. Retirement isn't the hardest decision when you perform as I have performed over the last series. It's the right time to walk away now. I've been very lucky to play over 100 Tests. I've had the chance to learn from some older players and now have had the chance to give back." Clarke pauses getting a little emotional. "There's so much talent in that dressing room, the guys can bounce back. The potential is there." Clarke gets a warm hand from the crowd...