Smith and army lifts the Ashes at SCG

  • Smith and army lifts the Ashes at SCG
08-01-2018 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Australia sealed a dominating 4-0 victory in the 2017-18 Ashes series as they thrashed England by an innings and 123 runs in the final Test at the SCG in Sydney. Australia have now won seven of their last eight Ashes series at home, finishing without a loss in three of their last four.

After restricting England for just 346 in the first innings, Australia ended up scoring a mammoth 649/7, after a courtesy of centuries from Usman Khawaja (171), Shaun Marsh (156) and Mitchell Marsh (101).

Facing a huge deficit of 303 runs, England were never in a position of saving the Test as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals and ended up getting dismissed for 180, 123 runs short to make the hosts bat again.

After some fantastic performances over the last month and a half, the Aussies have regained the urn that they lost to the Poms in 2015. The Aussies defeated the English team by 10 wickets in the first Test followed by 120 run win in the second, an emphatic victory by an innings and 41 runs in the third and a draw in the 4th test before a final win at Sydney.

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