England runs away with the Urn

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Michael Phelps

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  • England runs away with the Urn

The England team over whelmed their Australian counterparts in the fourth test played at Melbourne. With this win, the visitors have also retained the symbol of glory, The Urn. They started the fourth day in an aim to topple Australian wickets upfront so that the Ashes series is retained. This is exactly what followed. They wrapped up the Australian innings in less than 90 minutes of play this morning. Ben Hilfenhaus was the last one to be dismissed off Tim Bresnan, allowing England to live the great moment of securing the Ashes, once again.

The impressive bowling display has outclassed the Aussies throughout the series. With the likes of James Anderson and Chris Tremlett, England has been able to dominate the hosts in almost every game except at Perth. Even when Tim Bresnan was included in for the current game at the MCG, there was no doubt that he will pitch in with some wickets. And the figures at the end of this test indicated that the expectations were justified. Ending up with 4 wickets while giving away 50 runs, Bresnan was able to register himself as a justified selection.

The “Barmy Army” burst into full voice celebrating the victory of their team at the MCG. They army that is referred to England fans, knew that this was a win long expected, and that the powerful Australia has been defeated by some extraordinary performance by their team. The team was also over the moon by the all round display, that translated into their win at the MCG.

The English are expected to continue with the winning momentum in the next game at the SCG and score the series with a defining figure. At the moment they are 2-1 and even if the next match ends in a draw, the series will stand in favor of the English. However, they already have registered their true dominance over the Kangaroos, by securing the Urn after the great win at the MCG.

This has been the first time that the Aussies have witnessed a defeat of an innings two times in a home series.  This has added to already humiliated Australian camp under the leadership of Ricky Ponting, whose captaincy is in jeopardy at the moment. Australians did not have a contingency plan when they came out this morning. Mitchell Johnson fell early, while Brad Haddin and Peter Siddle tried to resist the English manipulation. An 86 runs partnership is what these two batsmen could build up for their team, but it had to fall out eventually. Soon the English were all over them and the special dance created by Graeme Swann was into action. The England team celebrated to the maximum, a moment of joy which was thoroughly earned.




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