Taking on the world’s best pace attack and the genius of Steve Smith was always going to be tough after three years geared towards white-ball cricket and a home World Cup
As you were then, the Urn. After the miracle of Headingley and the miracle of Lord’s, England found their miracle jar empty of all but a few late crumbs at Old Trafford.
Instead, on a brisk, grey-green autumn day Australia successfully retained the Ashes by confirming what has been clear ever since the middle of the first Test at Edgbaston. Tim Paine’s tourists are simply a more settled, more potent Test team, to a degree that miraculous individual performances can only disguise for so long.
Written by Barney Ronay at Old Trafford
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/sep/08/england-individual-heroics-australia-potency under the title “England find individual heroics are no match for Australia’s potency | Barney Ronay”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.