Ashes 2019: Australia need four wickets to retain urn as England battle at Old Trafford


Australia want four wickets in the last session to retain the Ashes after decreasing England at tea on day five of the first Test at Old Trafford to 166-6.
England, who had chased on 18-2, dropped Jason Roy (31) and Ben Stokes (1) in the morning and Joe Denly (53) and Jonny Bairstow (25) from the day.
Pat Cummins thought he’d completed a five-for when he’d Craig Overton (12no) given out lbw, only for the decision to be overturned with the ball hitting the England man outside the line.
The hosts are aiming to bat out the last day of a Test to earn a draw for the first time since doing this in New Zealand in 2013 and, with Jos Buttler (30no) at the crease, still have hope.
Should Australia win, then they will go 2-1 up to play and eventually turn into the flying side to leave England as Ashes holders since the Steve team of 2001.
Cummins struck twice with Stokes while Nathan Lyon had pouched at leg at next, caught before Mitchell Starc trapped Bairstow lbw and bowling Roy.
Cummins had begun the victory push Saturday evening, reducing England to 0-2 four chunks if he dislodged Joe Root and Rory Burns from deliveries for ducks.
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