Ashes 2023 ENG vs AUS 4th Test Abandoned: The fourth Test match of the Ashes series being played between England and Australia got rained on. A ball could not be bowled on the fifth and final day’s play of the Manchester Test and the match was declared a draw, allowing Australia to retain the Ashes trophy. The Australian team made an unassailable 2-1 lead in the five-match Ashes series and the England team, which was ahead throughout the match, had to lose the Ashes series at home.
rain broke England’s dream
This is probably the most exciting and close Ashes series since 2005. After losing the first two matches, England returned to the series by winning the third Test at Headingley and had a chance to win the fourth Test after being in a strong position. If England had won this Test, the winner would have been decided in the fifth Test match to be held at The Oval in London from 27 July, but due to rain, England’s hopes of winning the Ashes series after 8 years were dashed.
Australia will retain the Ashes trophy
Australia are ahead 2-1 in the five-Test series. In such a situation, even if England wins the fifth Test, the Ashes trophy will remain with Australia because if the series is drawn, the trophy remains with the team that won it first. Let us tell you that England won the last Ashes trophy in 2015.
2017 – Australia won the Ashes.
2019 – Australia retain the Ashes.
2021 – Australia won the Ashes.
2023 – Australia retain the Ashes.
This was the condition of the fourth test match
In the fourth Test played at Manchester ground, hosts England won the toss and invited Australia to bat. The Australian team scored 317 runs in the first innings. In response to which, by the innings of Jack Crawley (189 runs) and Jonny Bairstow (99 not out), England scored a mammoth score of 592 runs in the first innings and had a huge lead of 275 runs. Australia had lost five wickets for 214 runs in the second innings, but the rain did not allow the match to be completed on the fourth and fifth day and the England team could not taste the victory.