England vs Australia, as it happened: Lyon, Cummins share 10 wickets as Australia seals comeback win

Australia sealed a stunning win on the fifth afternoon with Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon taking 10 wickets between them, bowling England out for 146 in the second innings.

Pat Cummins gave Australia an early breakthrough on Day five of the first Ashes Test.   -  GETTY IMAGES


- From being 122 for eight after lunch on day one, Australia has completed a big-margin victory by 251 runs. Steve Smith's twin centuries, followed by Matthew Wade's aggressive second-innings century, gave Australia the platform to put pressure on England on the fifth day. And when you have Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon in your bowling attack, with a fifth-day pitch providing considerable assistance, you'll back yourself to take 10 wickets. England's batting was ordinary, but take nothing away from Lyon's consistency and ability to harness the conditions available, while Cummins was equally unplayable with his hit-the-deck bowling that was conducive on the slow pitch on offer. That's it from us. The second Ashes Test starts on August 14, with Australia taking a 1-0 lead to Lord's!

- ALL OUT! Chris Woakes is the last man to be dismissed, England bowled out for 146, Australia completes a stunning 251-run win. Pat Cummins is the wicket-taker: bangs the ball halfway down the pitch, it comes slowly off the surface and Woakes fends at it awkwardly and there was little doubt about the catch being completed. This completes a stunning comeback from Australia!

- WICKET! Two in two, and Nathan Lyon's on a hat-trick! A dismissal similar to Moeen Ali's, except that the line on this occasion was more middle and off. Stuart Broad comes forward to defend, but the turn finds the outside edge and Steve Smith at first slip completes a good low catch to his left. England 136 for nine, James Anderson has come out to bat. He keeps out the hat-trick ball.

- WICKET! Nathan Lyon has a five-for and England is eight down! Lyon gets one to drift onto middle and leg from round the wicket, draws Moeen Ali forward and the turning ball catches the outside edge. It carries to David Warner at second slip and England is 136 for eight. Stuart Broad is the new batsman in.

- Some lusty hitting from Chris Woakes and a period when England hasn't lost a wicket. The Woakes-Moeen Ali pair has batted eight overs now, and been pretty secure at the crease. Ali did survive an lbw appeal against Peter Siddle, with Joel Wilson giving him not out, Australia reviewing his decision and the ball tracker showing the ball will have gone over the stumps having hit Ali above the kneeroll. Woakes has batted fearlessly and given the Australian bowlers something to think. England 133 for seven. Steve Smith's into the attack, with Australia well on top.

- WICKET! An absolutely unplayable delivery from Nathan Lyon to dismiss Ben Stokes! You have to consider yourself unlucky to get such a delivery. Stokes tries to defend but the sharp turn and unmanageable bounce does the job for Lyon. The ball comes off the shoulder of the bat and it's a good catch from Tim Paine. England 97 for seven! Chris Woakes is the new batsman in

- WICKET! Pat Cummins's on fire, removes Jonny Bairstow with a short-pitched delivery. Bairstow tries to duck, but the ball doesn't bounce. He tries to drop his hands but the ball comes off the strap of the glove and is taken in the slips. Joel Wilson gave it out, Bairstow reviewed the decision while gesticulating the ball had come off his left forearm. The replays show the ball took a bit of the arm and a bit of the strap of the glove as well. England 97 for six, Moeen Ali is the new batsman in.

- WICKET! England is five down! An absolute peach from Pat Cummins to dismiss Jos Buttler, who's bowled for 1. It's the last ball of the first over after lunch and Cummins angles the ball in before getting it to straighten a fraction. Goes past the outside edge and it clips the outside of the off-stump, enough for the bail to come off its grove. England 85 for five, Jonny Bairstow is the new batsman in.

- The players are back out after lunch. A huge session coming up, perhaps the last if Nathan Lyon continues to extract as much from this pitch as he did in the first session. He's arguably the biggest threat from England's perspective, but then reverse swing is in play as well, so don't rule out three quicks chipping in with the wickets!

- That's lunch on the final day! Nathan Lyon completes another probing over and it's been a session dominated by Australia. Pat Cummins gave Australia the first breakthrough. Lyon then came on and each of his overs has been menacing. Jason Roy self-sabotaged, while Joe Denly and Joe Root paid the price for defending off the frontfoot with the pitch offering turn and bounce. England 85 for four at lunch. Join us in 30 minutes for the post-lunch session.

- OUT! It's the big wicket of Joe Root, who, too, is out caught at short leg off Nathan Lyon. The technique is not ideal again. With the pitch offering turn and bounce, and Australia having a short leg in place, ideally the batsmen must be playing a majority of the balls off the backfoot. Instead, Root tries to defend off the frontfoot, doesn't get to the pitch and plays the ball in front of his pad with hard hands. Doesn't control the shot well enough and the thick inside edge flies to Cameron Bancroft, who gets his hands into the right position quickly and completes a great catch! Root is livid, punches the back of his bat with his fist as soon as the catch is completed! Gone for 28, England 85 for four. Ben Stokes is the new batsman in.

- Umpire's call! Jos Buttler survives. A sharp inswinger from Pat Cummins raps Buttler high on the front pad, above the kneeroll. It's a strong appeal for lbw from the Australians, but umpire Joe Wilson is unmoved. Tim Paine asks for a review straight away and the ball tracker shows the ball would have been just clipping the bails, which isn't sufficient to overturn the not out decision onfield. The bounce saved him there! The ball is moving, a bit of reverse swing is certainly in play.

- OUT! Joe Denly's out caught at forward short leg off the bowling of Nathan Lyon, who's making things happen this morning. Denly jabs at a length ball from round the wicket, gets the faintest of inside edge, the ball goes on to hit the thigh pad before ballooning up in the air for an easy catch for Cameron Bancroft. It was evident in real-time that he did get an inside edge and was given out by the onfield umpire, but he has a chat with Root and reviews the decision with just a second left to take the review. The ultraedge confirms he did get an inside edge. Out for 11, England 79 for three. Jos Buttler is the new batsman in.

- OUT, CASTLED! The pressure applied by Australia with three close-in fielders gets the better of Jason Roy, who tries to go after Nathan Lyon but it's a rash shot and he's clean bowled! It's a flighted delivery well outside the off-stump. Roy steps out of his crease to perhaps loft the offspinner but neither gets to the pitch of the ball nor covers the line, and he's missed it completely. Gone for 28, England 60 for two.

- Joe Root in the thick of the action again. He seemingly pads up to Nathan Lyon, playing with his bat behind the front pad. The offspinner raps him on the pad, impact is outside but if interpreted as the batsman offering no shot, the England captain should have been given out. The ball tracker shows the ball will have gone on to hit the top of off-stump. The England captain survives.

- Nathan Lyon into the attack and he has got a massive role to play.

- Shocker again from umpire Joel Wilson. 15th wrong decision of the match and this time Wilson failed to notice the inside edge. Root knew straightaway that there was an inside edge and went upstairs. Root survives and the umpiring howlers continue to make headlines.

- There's some trouble with the stump mic and the umpires call for a new stump! The middle stump has been changed.

- Umpiring Howler! Joe Root has been adjudged leg before, the England skipper reviews it immediately and the on-field decision by Joel Wilson is overturned. Horror from Wilson as the ball was clearly going down the leg and missing the stumps. Good call by Root. Pattinson and Australia's celebration is short-lived.

- FOUR - Joe Root is off the mark with a punch off the backfoot through the covers for a boundary.

- WICKET - Australia strikes and it's Pat Cummins who provides the breakthrough by getting Rory Burns, the centurion in the first innings. Pitched fractionally short, Burns tried to defend it but got a leading edge due to the awkward bounce off the surface and Nathan Lyon at point takes a simple catch.


James Pattinson will be partnering Cummins.

- FOUR - Burns gets into business straightaway with a gentle defensive push through the covers as the ball races away to the fence.

- Rory Burns and Jason Roy are out there in the middle and it will be Pat Cummins who will start the final day's proceedings. Lovely weather with the sun shining, we are all set for the day's play. Here we go!

It's a pretty simple equation. England needs 385 runs to win and Australia hunt for 10 wickets. The Ashes has lived up to its build-up and the final day promises to be a cracker of a contest. We are just moments away from the start of day's play. 

Day Four Report

An aggregate of 376 runs were scored in 88 overs on a day that Australia dominated and put itself in the driver's seat with an excellent batting performance.

It added 363 runs to its overnight score of 124 for three, declaring its second innings on 487 for seven, with James Pattinson and Pat Cummins adding 78 runs for the eighth wicket.

England was, therefore, set a formidable target of 398 to win the first Test of the 2019 Ashes. Openers Jason Roy and Rory Burns negotiated the seven overs before stumps while taking England to 13 for no loss.

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Overnight Australian batsmen Steve Smith and Travis Head added 81 runs before they were separated, but England could not stitch back-to-back wickets for much of the day, allowing Australia to score freely and get itself to a big score.

Head fell soon after getting to his half-century, edging a legcutter from Ben Stokes to Jonny Bairstow behind the stumps.


Ashes 2019: Smith 'like a computer', says Waugh

Steve Smith is "like a computer" when he is batting, Steve Waugh said after the Australia star scored another Ashes century.

Smith made his second century of the first Test against England at Edgbaston, putting the tourist in a winning position on day four on Sunday.

The right-hander, playing his first Test since his ball-tampering ban, made 142 in the second innings, having rescued his team with 144 in the first.

Smith became the first Australian to score two centuries in the same Test in England since Waugh in 1997.

Waugh, a mentor with the Australia team in England, lauded Smith's approach and said the 30-year-old seemed to have answers for whatever opposition sides threw at him.