The home team Australia scored 155 runs in their second innings by facing 56.3 overs. Usman Khawaja scored eleven runs, Steven Smith 27, Cameron Green 23, Alex Carey † 49 and Pat Cummins (c) 13. Mark Wood dismissed six Australian batsmen in 16.3 overs and gave just 37 runs. Stuart Broad took three wickets and the remaining wicket was taken by Chris Woakes. In the second innings, England needs 271 runs to win. Rory Burns scored 26 runs, Zak Crawley added 36 runs. Mitchell Starc took one wicket. Pat Cummins, Scott Boland and Cameron Green all three of them took three wickets each.
The Ashes 2021/22 top performers.
Top three from the Australian bowling attack: PJ Cummins took 21 wickets in four test matches. MA Starc took 19 wickets in five test matches, SM Boland took 18 wickets in three test matches.
Top three from the English bowling attack: MA Wood took 17 wickets in four test matches, SCJ Broad took 13 wickets in three test matches, OE Robinson took 11 wickets in four test matches.
Top three from the Australian batters: TM Head scored 357 runs in six innings, M Labuschagne 335 in nine innings and DA Warner 273 in eight innings.
Top three from the England batters: JE Root scored 322 runs in ten innings, DJ Malan 244 in ten innings and BA Stokes 236 in ten innings.
The Ashes 5th Test, Australia vs England Highlights today, Sunday 16-1-2022, from Bellerive Oval, Hobart.
Joe Root won the toss and decided to bowl first.
Australia team: 1 David Warner, 2 Usman Khawaja, 3 Marnus Labuschagne, 4 Steven Smith, 5 Travis Head, 6 Cameron Green, 7 Alex Carey, 8 Pat Cummins (capt), 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Scott Boland.
England team: 1 Rory Burns, 2 Zak Crawley, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Joe Root (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Ollie Pope, 7 Sam Billings (wk), 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Ollie Robinson, 10 Mark Wood, 11 Stuart Broad.
(last five completed matches, most recent first)
Match Timings: 04:00 GMT | 15:00 Local
Umpires – Paul Wilson, Rod Tucker
TV Umpires – Paul Reiffel
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Donovan Koch
Match number – Test no. 2449
Post Match Presentation.
“It’s been a really tough tour. We’ve played good cricket in parts, just not been able to structure a whole game together. It’s something we have to learn from and not go away and keep making the same mistakes. It’s pretty obvious we need to be putting more runs on the board. Too often we’ve not given our bowlers enough to work. We’ve been outplayed in all areas and credit to Australia.”
“It’s pretty crazy. Even as a professional cricketer these are the series you have in your diary a couple of years out. To be at the end of a five-Test series with so many positives – winning 4-0 – it’s huge so really pumped. I’m really happy as a captain, not sure Nathan Lyon agrees with me…think that’s been a highlight, not only the 11 guys playing but we’ve had about 15 players used and some really tough calls to leave out high-quality players. Really feels like we are building to something big. To have someone like Cameron Green in his second year to grow as a batter and bowler as well as some of the younger players then the hold stalwarts like Scotty Boland and all the old-pros continue their form. Can’t wait to show our wares overseas, we really judge ourselves in all conditions.”
Travis Head is Player of the Match and the Series (who wins the Compton-Miller medal)
“Great to have an impact, probably look at this [hundred] being better. The conditions, situation we were in, to be able to play a role and win a Test is pretty special. I’ve worked on a lot of things over the last couple of years and I didn’t quite the opportunities and after 19 Tests I had a reasonable idea of what the expectation was and was so eager to get back. It helps to bat behind a couple of blokes who average 60.”