Ashes 2021-22 fourth Test, day four: Australia v England – live! | Sport

seventh over: Australia 14-1 (Harris 10, Labuschagne 1)

Harris is doing his jump-hop and defending Broad early. A thick outdoors edge squirts previous Hameed at backward level, who ought to have stopped it cleanly at first alternative. Labuschagne is on strike now. He pushes a single ahead of level immediately, simple as you want. Harris leaves the final, which takes off a bit after it pitches.

Rory Dollard

title a much bigger scandal than Mark Wooden’s bowling common of 39.33 on this collection
. I am going to wait.
After which I am going to disagree if you inform one.


January 8, 2022

sixth over: Australia 12-1 (Harris 9, Labuschagne 0)

Wooden replaces Broad – will we see fireworks? To this writer’s eye Warner has struggled with Wooden’s tempo, recurrently shifting his again foot away upon supply. The primary hits excessive on Harris’ bat, the second labored across the nook for one. It brings Warner on strike. His again foot doesn’t transfer, however he does punch Wooden appropriately and squarely by way of level for 2. Wooden may crank it up now. Warner’s excessive on his toes and defending. The following, he nicks! And that’s the top of that.

E mail from John: “Going by commentators’ view of Ollie Pope’s prowess as a keeper, have we maybe seen the final take a look at of Buttler’s profession? Damage has executed for lots of gamers these days.” I’d name that an early crow! Will probably be attention-grabbing to see what occurs with Buttler’s pink ball profession from right here.


WICKET! Warner c Pope b Wooden 3

Warner edges and it’s taken comfortably by Pope. He’s hung his bat out at it, a half/examine drive, and you may hear him say “oh no” upon nicking it. Wooden was large of the crease. Easy.

fifth over: Australia 9-0 (Harris 8, Warner 1)

Anderson assaults the channel precisely, who’s on the lookout for runs however can’t succeed. Anderson stays there, and so does Warner. Maiden. A circumspect begin from Australia, to date.

4th over: Australia 9-0 (Harris 8, Warner 1)


Warner’s off the mark with a drive down the bottom that Broad will get a hand to, stopping extra runs. Half shout for one down the leg facet, Broad isn’t and hotspot exhibits it flicked the thigh pad. He elicits a vanguard from Harris to complete the over, nevertheless it runs safely to backward level.

third over: Australia 8-0 (Harris 8, Warner 0)

Harris rocks again and hammers Anderson’s first with a brutal pull shot by way of sq. leg. Wasn’t removed from Craig Overton at sq. leg however a type of so closely hit we’re not severely calling that an opportunity. Harris then defends one and it evidently breaks his bat. Josh Inglis runs three or 4 blades on, and Harris now has a brand new one. A couple of balls later and Anderson will get one to nip again. There’s an enormous shout nevertheless it’s finally turned down by DRS.

Chris Shares

Not past realms of risk that Sam Billings and Dan Lawrence play in Hobart given England’s damage listing #Ashes

January 8, 2022

REVIEW: Anderson to Harris, LBW

Anderson is across the wicket, it nips in and beats Harris, who’s caught on the crease. Top and line would be the challenge. There’s no bat. But it surely’s lacking on peak.

2nd over: Australia 4-0 (Harris 4, Warner 0)

Broad – across the wicket – is full and welcoming the drive and Warner accepts instantly, he strikes his cowl drive properly and it’s nicely saved within the ring, stopping any runs. Broad will get one to tail in, nicely left from “Davey”, and the subsequent angles away and beats Warner – the 13464th time we’ve seen it. Make that 13465! Warner sees out the remaining.


I appear to recollect a take a look at match on the SCG the place we took a lead into the third innings and the opposite staff used a alternative wicketkeeper as a result of damage. My reminiscence of that collection blacks out after day 4 of that take a look at although unsure what occurred after.

January 8, 2022

Mine too.

1st over: Australia 4-0 (Harris 4, Warner 0)

First ball and Harris wafts at one outdoors off stump, it floats previous a vacant third slip and rolls away for 4! Wow. Warner half-heartedly threw his palms at it, the ball discovered the sting however nobody was there. The remaining is altogether extra peaceable.

Nick Compton

Disappointing finish that! Wicket going up and down, would have been good to see the Aussies work tougher for these final three wickets #ashes

January 7, 2022

Ollie Pope is taking the gloves for this innings.

In the meantime…

Karlos Tweetos Boosted

Seems just like the take a look at will go into the fifth day which is sort of a victory (overlook the rain delays)

January 7, 2022

England all out 294

England had been brilliant this morning, aiming for as many as doable earlier than the second new ball. They achieved it, and now Australia will start with a lead of 122 and a query over their method: does Warner et al come out and aggressively push the sport ahead, anticipating some rain? For “the sake of the competition”, let’s hope so. 294 is an distinctive consequence from a place of 4/36. I believe the staff will take coronary heart – this may very well be an attention-grabbing little interval.

WICKET! Broad c Carey 15

Broad backs away to heave nevertheless it catches the splice of his bat, it’s up very excessive within the air, it hangs, however Carey is comfortably underneath it and that’s England executed. All the time entertaining from Broad. Boland finishes with 4.

79th over: England 294-9 (Anderson 4, Broad 15)

It’s Lyon to Broad, with a brief leg gully in. He takes a single. Anderson leaves the primary. On the second he executes a sensational reverse sweep which beats backward level and races to the boundary! Good. He tries once more(!) however misses. That was enjoyable.

78th over: England 289-9 (Anderson 0, Broad 14)

First ball, Broad backs away and swats Boland over mid off for 4! Good size, Broad gave himself room, and bang. The following follows him and Broad can’t get it away. Only some over till the brand new ball now. England aiming for as many right here earlier than it arrives, I assume. Boland zeroes in on the stumps, Broad offers himself extra room and inside edges all the way down to nice leg – Boland throws his head again. Bairstow’s again on strike. There are six contained in the ring, and three out. Bairstow is then caught behind, a incredible knock coming to an finish. The innings’ finish can also be nigh.

Vithushan Ehantharajah


January 7, 2022

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WICKET! Bairstow c Carey b Boland 113

Boland will get Bairstow! It’s a feather by way of to Carey, he’s making an attempt to run it to 3rd however nicks it, a surprisingly standard dismissal within the circumstances. He leaves the bottom to a standing ovation, he raises his bat to all elements of the bottom. Hell of a knock, Jonny. Effectively executed.

Bairstow raises his bat on his approach off. {Photograph}: Jason McCawley – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Pictures

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77th over: England 284-8 (Bairstow 113, Broad 9)

Bairstow virtually finds the boundary with Lyon’s first ball through one other reverse. Boland was wrong-footed at deep backward sq., and simply reels it in. It’s three. Broad then grabs a single with a dab into the ring and that might be immensely irritating for Australia – not studying the sport in any respect there. Bairstow sweeps for one. Wasn’t positive whether or not he ought to take it, however does. Broad laps one other for a single. Smith does that factor the place he tries to run round from slip, however he’s nowhere close to it.

Is Stuart Broad Batting?

Stuart Broad is batting

January 7, 2022

76th over: England 278-8 (Bairstow 109, Broad 7)

Scott Boland’s on now, so solely two overs for Starc there. Broad is cramped however heaves one over sq. leg for 2 runs. They’re right here for a very good time, England. Broad makes an attempt the identical shot once more however misses altogether. Chris Rogers says Boland “seems a bit cautious” in his motion, following his damage yesterday. Broad then enacts an efficient inside edge all the way down to nice leg for 2, and the subsequent over mid on for 2. Runs, runs, runs…

Nameless textual content from a member of the press, facetiously, reads: “Carey “damage” is so Tim Paine makes an emotional comeback for a one-off Take a look at in Tassie … heard it right here first.” Hi there!

seventy fifth over: England 272-8 (Bairstow 109, Broad 1)

Some speak Carey could have injured a finger making an attempt to take that ball within the final over. Meantime, there’s a half shout for LBW towards Bairstow as he tries to heave Lyon to the leg facet, nevertheless it’s hit him outdoors off. Bairstow connects with the subsequent however and it lands on the primary bounce to Starc. He accepts the one. Broad is on strike with three balls left. England are on the lookout for runs right here. Broad delicately laps his first ball for a single, too. They wanted to maintain him on strike. Australia is leaky. Lyon is flat to Bairstow, he can’t discover a run. 5 overs till the second new ball.

Jonathan Bairstow of England bats during day four of the Fourth Test Match in the Ashes series between Australia and England at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 08, 2022 in Sydney, Australia.

Jonathan Bairstow of England bats throughout day 4 of the Fourth Take a look at Match within the Ashes collection between Australia and England at Sydney Cricket Floor on January 08, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. {Photograph}: Mark Metcalfe – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Pictures

74th over: England 270-8 (Bairstow 108, Broad 0)

Starc begins with a really large one which Bairstow chases and misses. Starc winces after the supply, presumably as a result of hollowed out crease line he’s making an attempt to land in. The following is labored to lengthy leg the place Bairstow scampers again for a brisk two – he simply makes his floor. It was shut sufficient to examine. In a while Bairstow makes an attempt to shovel-pull a really full supply – it simply misses off bail – and Carey can’t glove it. It bursts by way of his palms and England is ready to take a bye, bringing Bairstow again on strike for Lyon’s over.

73rd over: England 267-8 (Bairstow 106, Broad 0)

Lyon – with velocity sellers on – is in to Bairstow. Second ball and Bairstow reverse sweeps him to the person on the boundary for one. England are brilliant right here. Harris is retained at brief leg for Leach, earlier than switching to crazy mid off. As described, Leach then high edges Lyon and he perishes. He appeared nice till that time – however he didn’t have to go so exhausting. Why not milk Lyon to convey Bairstow on strike?

From Paul, who emails: “Not wishing to be pessimistic, however Bairstow doesn’t are inclined to final lengthy the subsequent morning, even when he’s 100% match and appeared comfy and scoring simply the day earlier than (though I don’t have the stats to again this up). Broad tends to offer his wicket away cheaply in circumstances when he accompanies his fellow bowlers, whereas Anderson conjures up such confidence for the ultimate wicket that 0 not out might be his modal common rating. I’m saying England will add not more than 15 runs to the in a single day complete.”

WICKET! Leach c Cummins b Lyon 10

Leach tries to slog sweep Lyon, however succeeds solely in high edging it. Cummins comes round from mid on and takes it comfortably. Leach tried to tug that from nicely outdoors off-stump. An excessive amount of, too quickly.

72nd over: England 265-7 (Bairstow 104, Leach 10)

It’s Starc from the Paddington finish. Bairstow knocks him into the vacant level area – Australia has began with a boundary rider there. There’s a leg gully for Leach and Starc is aiming it there or thereabouts. There’s a torpid and unconvincing shout for caught behind for one which Leach tried to flick to nice leg, earlier than Starc serves up a half volley that Leach cracks for 4 by way of mid off. One other superbly right drive. Inspiring begin from Leach. Leach seems to play and miss on the subsequent and Cummins opinions! Leach is nowhere close to it. How unusual.

Sara Torvalds

Staying up in Karis, #Finland, watching the #Ashes through the @icc app, which often offers a distinct view @sjjperry

January 7, 2022

71st over: England 260-7 (Bairstow 103, Leach 6)

Nathan Lyon has the primary over, and he’s bowling to Leach. Harris is underneath the lid at brief leg. Third ball, and Leach lofts him over mid off handsomely, sumptious method, stunning toes, with elbow up! It plugs, so it’s solely two. Lyon is then flatter to see out the over. Early enterprise from England as Jerusalem rings out. The accepted knowledge is that when the rain hits, we’re executed for the day.

From Max through e-mail: “Hello Sam, I’ve simply been on the sixes cricket bar in Manchester and solely nicked off 3 occasions in 3 overs within the internet. Ought to I ebook my flight to Hobart now?”

Does anybody else have expertise of those cricket bars? I’d anticipate finding it tremendously triggering.

Man Hornsby

Morning/night @sjjperry. Attempting to work out how smart it’s to remain up in Manchester for the primary hour. If somebody can assure we’re 320-7 at lunch with Bairstow a storming 152* then I am all in. However…. Oh we have been right here so many occasions earlier than.

January 7, 2022

I’d be staying up whereas Bairstow is there, massive time. I don’t know the way “massive time” amplifies it in any approach, and but, there it’s.

Gary Naylor

Simply checked the scoreboard after studying up on yesterday’s play and it seems England don’t lead by 158 runs as I used to be led to imagine, however path by 158 runs. I am all for making an attempt to maneuver the needle, however we’re nonetheless fairly dismal aren’t we @sjjperry?

January 7, 2022

England’s finest day yesterday. They’re nonetheless a good distance behind.

Need extra Bairstow and Stokes gear? Prime piece from Andy Bull right here

Hell of a knock from Jonny Bairstow yesterday. Stokes deserves nice reward too. For for Bairstow to reach at 4/36 and end the day 103*, enduring that brutal blow to his thumb, whereas the staff scored at 4.5 an over, was mesmeric stuff. How a lot additional can he push it this innings?

Abi Slade

simply having a pleasant friday night time once I consider Jos telling Jonny that his Dad ‘could be so happy with him’ on the CWC closing and now I’m crying on a friday night time!!!

January 7, 2022

Climate: play this morning, not wanting nice this afternoon

I’ve given you the view from on the bottom, right here’s what the Bureau of Meteorology says:

Sydney space

Partly cloudy. Very excessive (90%) likelihood of showers, almost certainly throughout this afternoon and night. The prospect of a thunderstorm, presumably extreme. Heavy falls doable within the west. Winds northerly 15 to twenty km/h tending northeasterly within the early afternoon then changing into gentle within the night.

The forecast is so untrustworthy that on SEN Radio right here, Whateley, Katich and Atherton are conducting their very own dialog concerning the forecast. Yesterday was meant to be bizarre, they usually bought a full day in. Hope that helps!

My first on the bottom report regarding all issues Sydney climate

Will Macpherson

Large storm in Sydney in a single day nevertheless it’s fairly good in the mean time. May very well be showers later.

January 7, 2022


Hi there and welcome!

Belief everybody’s recent from yesterday’s restorative day’s play. For a lot of considering a Friday night in entrance of the cricket, little question Jonny Bairstow’s hundred and Stokes’ half century warmed the center. It was swashbuckling, it was gutsy, and as we’ve since realized, not with out a little bit of crowd boorishness as well. So, all spherical, stirring stuff.

It leaves England with half a glimmer on this match, however solely that. Fairly merely, Australia will wish to knock them over and get to work establishing a goal immediately, whereas England might be making an attempt to take it as deep as is feasible with the bat.

I count on we’ll see Bairstow farming the strike, which might be shortly adopted by conversations about bowling and fielding techniques in these conditions.

My early understanding is that there have been in a single day storms, however the climate is wanting okay to begin on time. I write it tentatively. I’m going to comb round now for some extra element on that, however within the meantime when you’re eager to atone for yesterday’s motion, right here’s Ali Martin’s report from the SCG.

I’m round on Twitter and e-mail whereas bringing you the primary half of the day’s play. Get me at [email protected], or @sjjperry on Twitter.

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