Jonny Bairstow’s role in the middle order is key to England’s future | Barney Ronay

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The Yorkshireman was excellent behind the stumps again in the final Test but his batting position must be questioned

In the end a losing draw felt about right. England and Australia have finally left the building. Although at times during this fifth Test Australia seemed to have checked out some time early last week.

There has never been a day of Ashes cricket so late in the year. It showed at times around a sozzled Oval crowd, baked and frazzled at the end of their own endless cricketing summer – although less so in the sprightly efforts of England’s bowlers, or indeed in Matthew Wade who capped Australia’s series with a brilliant hundred.

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Written by Barney Ronay at the Oval
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