England beat Australia to win Oval Test
England beat Australia by 49 runs to win the fifth Test at The Oval on Monday and end the Ashes series all square at 2-2 after the tourists suffered a dramatic collapse.
Australia, chasing a mammoth 384 to win, collapsed from 264-3 to 334 all out, with England’s retiring paceman Stuart Broad taking the final wicket.
England did the bulk of the damage when, after a rain break of more than two hours, they took four Australia wickets for 11 runs in 19 balls.
Off-spinner Moeen Ali (3-76) and all-rounder Chris Woakes (4-50) led the way before Broad, England’s all-time leading Ashes bowler polished off the tail.
“It was absolutely wonderful,” Broad told Sky Sports. “I thought Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali set the tone absolutely unbelievably.
“Woakesy picked up a couple of wickets, particularly Steve Smith, who has just been a wonderful player to play against all these years.
“Once we got a couple we really started to believe. The crowd was unbelievable. It was so loud and we just jumped on the back of that. To contribute to the team with two wickets is very special.
“When you make that decision you wonder what your last ball will be so to take a wicket to win an Ashes Test match is pretty cool.”