Why England's batting performance was an accident waiting to happen | 2019 Ashes

Heaven help us Third Test hero Stokes looks to the skies after being dismissed for one with England in deep trouble

The Oval Test, which begins on Thursday, will be Trevor Bayliss' final assignment as England head coach. The Australian had confirmed in July he would step down regardless of the outcome of the Ashes.

The England selectors on Monday named an unchanged 13-strong squad for the fifth and the ultimate Ashes Check starting September 12 at Kennington Oval, London.

But the 30-year-old's first Test innings since suspension saw him score 144 at Edgbaston, a hundred that helped Australia recover from 122-8 - and he followed that up with 142 in the second innings of a match his side eventually won by 251 runs. He was demoted down the order in the fourth test to avoid facing the new ball but was castled in both innings for 22 and 31 respectively.

A magnificent Ashes triumph in Old Blighty after 18 summers is exactly what Australian cricket needed to finally exorcise the ghosts of last year's ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, feels Glenn McGrath.

"Good batsman don't get bowled out with stumps flying everywhere". He now has 671 runs in the four Test and is an unbackable shoo-in for top series batsman.

Winning roar Australia celebrate keeping hold of the urn
Winning roar Australia celebrate keeping hold of the urn

Wicketkeeper Ben Foakes, whose name has returned to the fore given Jonny Bairstow's modest series with the bat, is another who might have been discussed.

Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also congratulated Australia for winning the Ashes, with special mention to Steve Smith who scored 293 runs at Old Trafford to ensured his side retain the sport's oldest trophy with a match to spare.

"He's in the side as a bowler and he didn't look threatening", Willis added. English players and fans, I'm sure, were coming away from Leeds talking about how they had all the momentum and how that was going to be a turning point in the series.

"I think they (Australia) should have had a bigger lead, not just on the back of Steve Smith", Ponting, one of the best batsmen of his generation, told Sky Sports.

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