Oval | Jagran Sports DeskAustralia beat England in the fourth and final match of the Ashes by 146 runs at Bellerive Oval in Hobart to clinch the Cricket's oldest and among most prestigious series. English batters got bowled out for 124 runs in the fourth innings while chasing the target of 271 runs. 

Cameron Green and Scott Boland took three wickets each in the second innings.

With this win, Australia won the five-match Ashes 4-0. Australian skipper Pat Cummins also took three wickets in the second innings as the hosts completed a perfect bowling performance.

"It really is the stuff of dreams. Pretty crazy. To be at the end of a 5-match series with so many positives and 4-0, yeah really pumped. I am really happy as a captain. We have had some 15 players used in this series, some tough calls. Certainly feels like we are on to something big," said Cummins after the fifth Ashes Test concluded.

Resuming the third and final session on Day 3 at 68/1, England batters Dawid Malan and Zak Crawley added 14 more runs to the total, but Australia came storming back as Cameron Green dismissed Malan (10) and Crawley (36) in quick succession, reducing England to 83/3 in the 23rd over.

Left-handed batter Ben Stokes (5) failed to leave a mark with the bat as he was scalped by Mitchell Starc in the 28th over. Nine runs later, Scott Boland went through Root's (11) defence, and England found itself reeling at 101/5, still, 170 runs away from the target.

Boland struck once again and this time he sent Sam Billings (1) back to the pavilion and hence England was in danger of losing the fifth Ashes Test inside three days. In the very next over, Ollie Pope (5) was bowled by skipper Pat Cummins and the wheels started to come off for England.

In the end, the Three Lions were bowled out for 124, handing Australia a 146-run win in the fifth and final Ashes Test.

Earlier in the day, Australia were bowled out for 155 in the second innings, setting England a target of 271 to win. For Australia, Alex Carey top-scored with a knock of 49 while Mark Wood scalped six wickets for England.

Brief Scores: Australia 303 and 155; England 188 and 124 all out (Zak Crawley 36, Rory Burns 26; Scott Boland 3-18)

With inputs from ANI

Posted By: Mukul Sharma