Pat Cummins calls a 4-0 victory of Ashes against England a ‘Stuff of dreams’
The Australian Test skipper Pat Cummins calls a comprehensive 4-0 victory in the Ashes series against England ‘Crazy’ and ‘Stuff of dreams.
Pat Cummins, who is leading the Australian Test side for the first time in Ashes against England seals a historic 4-0 show that was concluded on Sunday, the skipper calls this comprehensive achievement ‘Crazy’ and ‘Stuff of dreams’.
Cameron Green and Scott Boland picked up three wickets each in the second innings as Australia defeated England by 146 runs in the fifth and final Ashes Test at the Blundstone Arena on Sunday.
“It really is the stuff of dreams. Pretty crazy! To be at the end of a 5-match series with so many positives and 4-0, yeah really pumped. I am really happy as a captain. We have had some 15 players used in this series, some tough calls. Certainly feels like we are on to something big,”said Cummins after the fifth Ashes Test concluded.
“Cam Green with bat and ball has been outstanding. Scotty Boland was fantastic. And hope the old pros continue their good work. I am super excited about overseas Test cricket. One thing in the pandemic we haven’t done is not to play too much Test cricket,”he added.
Further talking about the achievement, Pat Cummins said:
“So looking forward to adapting. Special thanks to ECB and Cricket Australia for putting this together in these times. Thanks for your (support) despite these tough times. We had an absolute ball.”
With the victory at Blundstone Arena on Sunday, Australia completes the five-match series by 4-0 one of which ended up in a draw. Pat Cummins also picked up three wickets in the second innings of the match to take Australia on top to defend the reign.
After resuming the third and final session on Day 3 at 68/1, the standing England batters Dawid Malan and Zak Crawley added 14 more runs to the scorecard, but Australia came charging back as Cameron Green dismissed Malan (10) and Crawley (36) in quick succession, leaving England to 83/3 in the 23rd over.
The experienced left-handed batter Ben Stokes (5) failed to leave a mark with the bat as Mitchell Starc took the better off him in the 28th over. After the addition of nine runs to the board, Scott Boland went through Root’s (11) defense with a low delivery, and England found itself struggling at 101/5, and170 runs away from their first victory.
Boland struck once again and this time Sam Billings (1) was his victim and whom he sent back to the pavilion and therefore England was on the verge of losing the fifth Ashes Test inside three days. In the very next over, Ollie Pope (5) was undone by the skipper himself and the countdown had just begun for England.
At the end of the day, England got bowled out for 124, giving Australia a comprehensive 146-run victory in the fifth and final Ashes Test.