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Cricket: Bring On The Decider

  • August 9th, 2009
  • Posted by EUEditor

oval-london.jpgTwo dangerous cricket teams are going on to a decider at The Oval (19.8.09; picture), after the Australian win at Headingly — bringing the Ashes series so far to one win each, and two draws.

In the fourth test, the Australians found form; England were set back by injuries.

Australia’s Marcus North was Man of the Match, on 110 recording his third Test Century (second in the Ashes series).

A late second-innings fight-back by England batsmen Stuart Broad (61 runs) and Graeme Swan (62) cheered up the home crowd, at Leeds, to no real avail; Australia winning by an innings and 80 runs, in the third day.

Scores: First innings, England 102, Australia 445; second innings England 263.

The match at The Oval, in London, will be the fifth and final in the series.

Picture: The Oval beckons;

Reference: ABC (Australia), Grandstand, Scorecard, 9.8.09.… (9.8.09).