The third match of the five-match Ashes series was played between hosts Australia and England at the MCG in Melbourne. In this match, the Australian team defeated England badly and won the Ashes series by winning three consecutive matches. England’s second innings was reduced to just 68 runs and thus the team led by Joe Root lost the match by an innings and 14 runs.
Talking about this match, Australian team captain Pat Cummins won the toss and chose to bowl. In such a situation, the England team was piled up after scoring 185 runs in just 65.1 overs. Captain Joe Root scored 50 runs for England. At the same time, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon took 3-3 wickets for Australia. In response, Australia batted 87.5 overs in their first innings and scored 267 runs for the loss of all wickets.
In this way, the Kangaroo team got a lead of 82 runs on the basis of the first innings. For England, 4 wickets were taken by James Anderson and 2 wickets each by Ollie Robinson and Mark Wood. At the same time, the same condition happened to the England team in the third innings, which has been happening for the last two matches. The team did not play any opener and then the team went on disintegrating. The England team had lost four wickets before the end of play on the second day of the match.
At the same time, the team could hardly play 15 overs on the third day of the match and also lost the remaining 6 wickets. The surprising thing was that the team could not even go beyond the lead and lost all the wickets for 68 runs. In this way the team lost by an innings and 14 runs. At the same time, Scott Boland, who took 6 wickets in the second innings, got the title of Player of the Match. Captain Root and Ben Stokes could only cross the double figure.