ENG vs AUS Day 4: Clearly, it was by far England’s Day! England lead by 377 and it was all smiles in their camp. The domination shown by England has definitely put them in a better position. Much more now depends on the weather of Day 4 and Day 5 which is not ideal. In this article, we present you the Day 3 review, ENG vs AUS Day 4 Weather Forecast, and Pitch Report of Kennington Oval, London.
The dramatic end of Day 3 when Stuart Broad announced sudden retirement from test Cricket. Stuart Broad has played a total of 167 red ball cricket, 121 One Day International, and 56 T20 International games for England. During this, he has taken a total of 845 wickets.
On the morning session of day 3, Crawley and Duckett got them off to an excellent start and there was no stopping. All of the top 7 batters got starts except for Brook. Root even touched the 90s but missed nine runs of his century; nonetheless, it was his partnership with Bairstow that propelled England to this dominant position. Any plans Australia had to keep them to under 350 runs were dashed by the pair’s 110-run partnership for the fifth wicket.
Everything was going England’s way until the last hour when they lost five wickets for 47 runs and Australia peeked through. The two most costly bowlers for Australia were Starc and Murphy, although they collectively bowled for 7 wickets.
Considering that England has not yet been bowled out, this veteran pair will try to get them across 400. Because England has demonstrated that there are no demons on the pitch, the spotlight will be on how Australia’s batsmen handle this chase today. Another thrilling day of Ashes cricket is expected.
England are 389 for 9 wickets down and Leading by 377 runs. Down below is the ENG vs AUS Day 4 Weather Forecast, and Pitch Report of Kennington Oval, London:
ENG vs AUS Day 4 Weather Forecast
The Ashes 2023 (Australia tour of England) | England vs Australia 5th Test match is being played at Kennington Oval, London (England) from July 27 to July 31 starting at 10:30 AM Local and 3:00 PM IST.
ACCORDING TO WEATHER.COM, the weather is predicted to be overcast and rainy past noon in the day. As the weather websites show there are quite high chances of rain for Day 4. A 5% chance of rain is predicted earlier in the day which rises to ~80% after a few hours in the morning. It hopefully ain’t going to eat up the whole day 4 the match. The Temperature in the morning is expected to be around 18° C and hovers the same.
Winds with a speed of around 25KMPH will gust towards the West-Southwest. Humidity will also stay at the average rate of 60-80% (around 60% in the morning and peaks at 85% in the evening). So, the possibilities of rain are there when it is England but we can hope for a pretty healthy and decent part of ENG vs AUS day 4 of the 5th test match.
ENG vs AUS Day 4 Pitch Report
The pitch at the Oval cricket ground often favors batsmen, but later in the match, despite having decent bounce and pace, it may start to help the bowlers. Normally, the side that wins the toss bats first, but Pat has gone the other way and now England are in a better position.
In general, the pitch is similar to the one we observed during the WTC Final around two months ago. Harry Brook, Steve Smith, and Joe Root all showed how effective the surface is for scoring runs despite having a lot of bounce and carry. The surface is great for batting, but Mark Wood, who has shown to be deadly time and time again, poses the biggest threat to the visiting team.
For more details head to ICC’s official website.