Ashes 2019: Australia need four wickets to retain urn as England battle at Old Trafford

Australia require after reducing England in tea on day five of the first Test at Old Trafford four wickets in the last session to keep the Ashes.
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England, who had chased on 18-2, dropped Jason Roy (31) and Ben Stokes (1) in the daytime and Joe Denly (53) and Jonny Bairstow (25) in the afternoon.
Pat Cummins believed he had completed a five-for when he had Craig Overton (12no) given out lbw, only for the decision to be clubbed with the ball striking the England man away from the line.
The hosts are planning to bat out the final day of an Exam to make a draw for first time since doing this in New Zealand at 2013 and, with Jos Buttler (30no) in the crease, still have hope.
If Australia win, then they will move 2-1 up to play and eventually turn into the first touring side to depart England as Ashes holders as the Steve group of 2001.
Cummins struck in the very first session, having Stokes while Nathan Lyon had pouched at leg in the second caught before Mitchell Starc trapped Bairstow lbw and bowling Roy.
Cummins had started the victory push Saturday evening, decreasing England to 0-2 four balls into their innings if he dislodged Rory Burns and Joe Root for ducks out of consecutive deliveries.
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