Australia won the Ashes series

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Monday, January 8th, 2018 | 0

Ashes is regarded as one of the most prestigious cricket competition which is basically Test match between two oldest teams named Australia and England. Once in every two years, the cricket competition used to stage. This time Australia was the host nation where the Series started in last November, 2017 and earlier today the competition was finished. The Ashes consisted of five matches where in the last match started in 4th January, 2018. Team Australia won the Ashes series this year. Though, earlier England grabbed it for two years. Australia won the series and basically they dominated the current season of Ashes.

Australia won the Ashes series

Total 65th season of Ashes have finished successfully including this year where Australia is now most successful team by winning it 33rd times. On the other hand, team England is just behind of them which team won it 32nd times so far. The first tournament of Ashes staged in 1882/83 and upcoming tournament will be staged in 2019.

Team England is currently travelling Australia where the Ashes series started in 23rd November, 2017 with the 1st Test. nIn the match England won the toss and decided to bat first but finished their first innings with 302 runs. Though, team Australia had to bat for both two innings but in the 2nd innings, they chased the score easily and won the match by 10 wickets. Steven Smith was declared as the player of the match in first innings.

2nd Test of Ashes started in 2nd December, 2017 where again England won the toss and let Australia to bat first. The match was staged at Adelaide Oval where Australia scored 442 runs in first innings by losing eight wickets. They declared their innins. In return England finished their innings with 227 runs. Later, Australia faced batting disaster in the 2nd innings and scored just 138 runs by losing all wickets. ENgland had the chance to win the match but failed .They lost by 120 runs so far. Shaun Marsh was announced as the player of the match.

3rd match of the competition started in 14th December, 2017 where England won the toss for 3rd times. They decided to bat first. They scored 403 runs in first innings and lost all wickets. But Australia scored very well. In the first innings team Australia scored 662 runs by losing nine wickets. They declared the match and as usual England failed to chase the score and lost by an innings and 41 runs in 3rd Test. Through the consecutive three victories, Australia won the series by 3 – 0 where there were just two matches left by then.

4th Test of Ashes finished with draw and in fifth Test, Australia won by an innings and 123 runs. So, they almost destroyed England in this season of Ashes series it seems.

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This is Toqui Tahmid a webmaster and sports reporter at Tsmplug



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