England names unchanged squad for final Ashes Test

It's almost incomprehensible what he's done, says Steve Waugh as he compares Smith with Bradman

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England and Australia will now lock horns in a dead rubber fifth and final Test of the Ashes series at the Oval on September 12.

"Great fight. But well done Australia on retaining the #Ashes.no point in pretending but they have been the better team. better in all departments", he tweeted.

"Good to see reports that a group of Australians in Manchester overnight have foiled the activities of a gang involved in a series of robberies targeting Aussies and Kiwis in England this Northern summer".

England fell to a 185-run defeat at Old Trafford as Australia retained the urn and head to their last global red-ball match trailing the five-match series 2-1.

Australia's Steve Smith has been in demolishing mode with the bat against England in the ongoing Ashes series. The Australian had confirmed in July he would step down regardless of the outcome of the Ashes.

Wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow is averaging 20.57 in eight Test innings in 2019, while Buttler has a top score of 41 in eight Ashes innings. "His last three dismissals have all been exactly the same". In the end, Overton and batting partner Jack Leach combined for a scrappy fourteen overs, giving the home crowd fleeting hope in a Ben Stokes-esque comeback.

Stokes is England's leading run-scorer with 354 but Australia's Steve Smith leads the way with 671 from three Tests.

Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting has backed struggling opener David Warner to retain his position at Old Trafford.

A serious reason behind concern for England is the situation of their star all-rounder Ben Stokes who did not bowl in Australia's second innings at Previous Trafford following a shoulder harm sustained throughout his 11th over within the vacationers' first innings. Tim Paine's men won the match by 185 runs to take an unassailable 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

"He's in the side as a bowler and he didn't look threatening", Willis added.

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