Australia completed a comprehensive victory over England in the fourth Ashes Test at Headingley, Leeds, winning by an innings and 80 runs inside three days to level the series at 1-1 with just the deciding Test match at The Oval still to play. Resuming the third morning in a seemingly impossible position, trailing by 261 runs on 82 for five after Australia’s first innings 445, England’s daunting task became all the more difficult when they lost two wickets inside the first hour.
England are heading for a humiliating defeat in the fourth Ashes Test at Headingley after crumbling to 82 for five wickets in their second innings by the close of the second day. Marcus North made his second century of the Ashes series and shared a 152-run stand with vice-captain Michael Clarke as Australia took a first innings lead of 343 and then turned the screw in the final session.
England pulled off a great escape on the final day of the opening Ashes Test against Australia, with tailenders James Anderson and Monty Panesar earning an unlikely draw in Cardiff. The hosts’ final two batsmen held out for 11.3 overs late in Sunday’s final session, holding out long enough to deny Australia the chance to bat again and score what would have been a small amount of runs for victory