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Aus defeats Eng by an innings & 123 runs in 5th test to wrap up Ashes 4-0

England was bowled out for 180, adding just 87 to their Day Four score of 93 for the loss of four wickets.

ANI  |  Sydney [Australia] 

Australia's Steve Smith, center, holds up their trophy as Australian players celebrate their win over England on the last day of their Ashes cricket test match in Sydney. Photo: AP | PTI
Australia's Steve Smith, center, holds up their trophy as Australian players celebrate their win over England on the last day of their Ashes cricket test match in Sydney. Photo: AP | PTI

defeated by an innings and 123 runs in the fifth and final Ashes Test in here on Monday to seal the series 4-0.

The tourists were bowled out for 180, adding just 87 to their Day Four score of 93 for the loss of four wickets.

resumed play on the fifth and final day with batting on 42 and wicketkeeper-batsman on 17. Root, suffering from gastroenteritis, had to spend most of the morning in hospital, and when he resumed his innings, could not stay at the crease for long, and retired on 58.

Bairstow was dismissed for 38, Moeen Ali for 13, for 4, M. Crane for 2 and last man for 2.

remained not out on 23.

Fast bowler had match figures of 8-119.

The final scores were 649 for seven declared and 346 and 180.

First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 16:28 IST
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