He had been the selection of the Aussie bowlers with 4-43 off 24 overs. Pat Cummins was the star performer for Australia once more on Sunday as the fast bowler finished with match figures of 7-103 since they secured an 185-run win that guaranteed they kept the Ashes with a match to spare. The pacer looked quite dangerous in the first innings and in the second innings, he had been the selection of the bowlers with 4-43 off 24 overs. As a result of his remarkable figures, Cummins has taken 56 wickets in the 2nd innings of Test matches, in 21 innings, average 15.3. That is currently the greatest 2nd innings average from 305 bowlers who have bowled in 20+ 2nd inns. The next place belongs to England’s Johnny Briggs with 15.35.
Cummins is now the top rated Test bowler in the world with 118 wickets from 24 matches. Earlier this season, he became the first from his country since Glenn McGrath in February 2006 to top the Test bowlers’ list.
Cummins revealed with his seven wickets in this Evaluation that he’s a top excellent pace bowler and he’s benefiting from being part of a well-balanced assault. Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting was impressed with the quick bowler and he showered praises on him and the other bowlers.
There were more holes in that England attack compared to the Australia one,” he said.
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Australia retained the Ashes after beating England by 185 runs at Old Trafford on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in the series with only 1 Test remaining.
Australia’s success, with 81 balls staying, was a persuasive one but England’s soul can’t be criticised as they fought until the last hour in their effort to save the test and keep the series alive.
The tourists direct 2-1 going into next week’s final test at The Oval where they aspire to become the first Australian team to win an Ashes series in England since 2001.