Mumbai: Australia dominated England all through the fourth Ashes Test as they won the match by 185-runs to retain the Ashes. England who were looking to deny Australia from retaining Ashes, failed to chase down an enormous target of 383. Australia can thank their superstar batsman Steve Smith who returned with a bang, especially after getting injured by a deadly Jofra Archer bouncer.
Smith, who returned to action after missing out the third Ashes Test, had scored a massive 211 and 82 to help the visitors post an enormous target. Smith played a crucial role in resurrecting Australia’s order in both the innings. During the second innings, Australia were tottering at 44/4 when Steve Smith and Matthew Wade came in to bat.
The duo put on 105-runs stand for the fifth wicket to help Australia reach 186/6. Steve Smith played extraordinary shots while Matthew Wade kept English bowlers at bay by playing sensible shots. The English players tried everything to break their partnership, including dominating the pair.
Jofra Archer tries to stop Matthew Wade from taking a possible second run
Jofra Archer, the Barbados born speedster kept the spectators at their toes by trying weird techniques to get Wade out. Matthew Wade who nicked a ball, tried to take a second run, but Jofra Archer stood in the middle and refused to move aside. Wade was then forced to take a longer route and also in the process he tried to avoid colliding with the World Cup winning pacer