Vis­i­tors Over­come Stub­born Eng­land To Re­tain Ashes

BRITAIN’S MO FARAH WINS GREAT NORTH RUN FOR SIXTH CON­SEC­U­TIVE YEAR

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Sport -

Manch­ester: Aus­tralia re­tained the urn, the sym­bol of Ashes supremacy, af­ter beat­ing Eng­land by 185 runs at Old Traf­ford on Sun­day to take a 2-1 lead in the se­ries with just one Test re­main­ing. Eng­land, who re­sumed the day on 18-2, were bowled out for 197 on the fi­nal day with Aus­tralia seamer Pat Cum­mins taking four for 43.

Aus­tralia’s vic­tory, with 81 balls re­main­ing, was a con­vinc­ing one but Eng­land’s spirit can­not be crit­i­cised as they fought un­til the fi­nal hour in their at­tempt to save the Test and keep the se­ries alive. The tourists lead 2-1 go­ing into next week’s fi­nal Test at the Oval where they hope to be­come the first Aus­tralian team to win an Ashes se­ries in Eng­land since 2001.

Steve Smith, whose mag­nif­i­cent dou

Aus­tralian play­ers cel­e­brate af­ter the fall of Eng­land’s last wicket on Sun­day. (Be­low) Pat Cum­mins ex­ults af­ter re­mov­ing Ben Stokes

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