ENG vs AUS, 4th Test Highlights Day 5: Australia retains the Ashes, match drawn

England vs Australia, 4th Test Day 5, Ashes 2023: Catch the Updates, Scorecard and Highlights from the fifth day of the fourth Ashes Test match.

Updated : Jul 23, 2023 22:40 IST

Jonny Bairstow makes his way to the dressing room as rain falls at Old Trafford.
Jonny Bairstow makes his way to the dressing room as rain falls at Old Trafford.

Jonny Bairstow makes his way to the dressing room as rain falls at Old Trafford.

Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s Highlights of the fourth Ashes Test between England and Australia.

  • July 23, 2023 22:20
    Match Report

    Ashes 2023, 4th Test: Australia retains Ashes after final day of fourth test washed out

  • July 23, 2023 22:15
    Result: Match Drawn

    What a sad end to the Test match as England had to settle for a draw as the Ben Stokes-led side needed five Australian wickets for a win. There was no play possible on Sunday’s final day and the result meant, Australia retained the Ashes with one match left in the series. Chris Woakes stole the show with the ball taking a five-wicket haul in the first innings and then Zak Crawley hammered a brilliant 189 along with Jonny Bairstow’s brilliant unbeaten 99. Joe, Root, Harry Brook and Ben Stokes made vital half-centuries. Mark Wood was terrific with a three-wicket haul but it was Marnus Labuschagne’s century that gave Australia hope with rain around. Thank you for joining us and we will meet you for the fifth and final Test starting at The Oval, beginning on the 27th July.

  • July 23, 2023 21:58
    Australia retains the Ashes

    The day’s play has been called off and Australia has retained the Ashes. Disappointment for England as rain plays spoilsport.

  • July 23, 2023 19:49
    Rain still in England’s way

    Rain might prevent England from forcing a series-levelling win in the fourth Ashes Test and going by the looks of it, the rain stands in the way of Ben Stokes and Australia. We still have time but chances are looking bleak at the moment.

  • July 23, 2023 18:15
    Still Raining

    The rain hasn’t relented and it’s hard to say when there might be a resumption. England will hope the rain stays away just for a bit.

  • July 23, 2023 17:19
    Signs of resumption bleak

    We are just 15 minutes away from the originally scheduled resumption of play. But, currently, it is raining steadily. The covers are back on.

  • July 23, 2023 17:08
    Raining Again!

    England will be disappointed as it has started to rain again at Old Trafford, according to reports and there must be some worried faces in the home dressing room.

  • July 23, 2023 16:52
    Match Update

    Play will begin at 1:00 PM, weather permitting, which means England will be up and running in 40 minutes. Fingers crossed.

  • July 23, 2023 16:28
    Inspection shortly

    We have some good news as the covers have been taken off and there will be a full inspection at 12:15 BST (4:45 IST)

  • July 23, 2023 16:25
    Covers off, no rain
  • July 23, 2023 16:18
    Stuart Broad to The Mail on rain standing in England’s way

    “Sitting in the change room watching the rain on Saturday, there was a feeling it would be unjust if the weather had a decisive say because it’s been such an incredible few weeks to be part of. It would be such a damp squib, such an unemotional way for a series between two great rivals to be defined.”

  • July 23, 2023 16:07
    Covers firmly on

    The first session of the day’s play has already got delayed and it’s raining steadily at this moment. However, like what happened on Day four, you never know when there will be a sudden movement of the covers from the ground. Stay tuned and we try and get you all the updates.

  • July 23, 2023 15:43
    Inspection Delayed

    The rain has relented a bit, but the inspection that was scheduled isn’t happening as of now. Visuals show there are former players with their official broadcasters for commentary duties but there are umbrellas up.

  • July 23, 2023 15:35
    Rain eases at Old Trafford

    The rain has relented a bit, according to reports and the umpires will be out for an inspection soon.

  • July 23, 2023 15:18
    Rain returns

    It has started raining again and the possible signs of an inspection that was supposed to happen 10 minutes from now don’t look like a possibility. We wait and watch.

  • July 23, 2023 15:08
    What’s the Buzz!
  • July 23, 2023 14:59
    Day Four Report

    Ashes 2023: Root removes Labuschagne as rain frustrates England’s Ashes push

  • July 23, 2023 14:56
    Day Five! Rain, Rain stay away

    Hello and welcome to Day five of the fourth Ashes Test and it will be England who will be hoping for the weather to stay away as there is plenty of rain predicted throughout the day. On the other hand, the Aussies will be praying for the rain gods to intervene. We are all set in what will be a start-stop kind of a day.

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