Australia retain Ashes with 185-run win over England in fourth Test at Old Trafford

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Australia have retained the Ashes with a 185-run victory over England in the fourth Test at Old Trafford.

The result gives the tourists a 2-1 lead in the series and means they now cannot surrender the urn, even with defeat in the fifth Test at the Oval next week.

Josh Hazlewood took the last wicket, trapping Craig Overton LBW for 21.

Pat Cummins was the star with the ball, however, taking 4-43 off his 24 overs to reaffirm his status as the world’s premier fast bowler.

Joe Denly and Jason Roy provided some resistance for England early on day five, scoring 53 and 31 respectively.

But wickets fell at regular intervals after Roy was dismissed, despite contributions from Jonny Bairstow (25) and Jos Buttler (34).

Cummins starred for Australia with the ball

That was until a dogged stand between Overton and Jack Leach (12) frustrated the Aussies, but Hazlewood struck to finally end the match.

Steve Smith again proved the thorn in England’s side with the bat, scoring 211 in the first innings before finally being dismissed by the part-time off-spin of Joe Root.

Australia declared on 497-8, with England managing 301 all out in reply.

The tourists then posted 186-6 declared in their second dig, leaving England just over a day to bat.

But disaster struck when Rory Burns and Root fell in the first over on Saturday night, and the hosts now know they will not be regaining the iconic urn.



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