Australia National Cricket Team all-rounder Cameron Green, 24, reacting to being washed out on Day 5 at the Manchester Test, said his team were “definitely out of jail”.
The fourth test of the ashes 2023 it ended in a draw after continued rain at Old Trafford in Manchester. The visitors were undoubtedly saved by rain by not being in a good position in the match after England’s dominance with both bat and ball.
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After the toss, Australia retained the Ashes urn as they led the series 2–1 after wins at Edgbaston and Lord’s. The Pat Cummins-led team will attempt to win the fifth and final Test match to claim their first Ashes series win on English soil in 22 years.
Speaking to cricket.com.au after the rain-ruined match, Cameron Green said they were delighted that the rain gods were on their side as England dominated the game.
“I think we definitely got away with it. There is no point in denying it. While we were behind the game, and you never know what would have happened, cricket is a fun game, but England dominated this one. We definitely got out of jail,” she explained.
“We did not play our best game. The rain gods were on our side the last few days. You just take it and go on to the next game.”
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We’ll keep it sensible and look forward to the next game – Cameron Green
During Ashes 2019, England won the fifth Test at Kennington Oval to draw the series. Cameron Green spoke about that game and said that they expect a different result this time.
“Last time they were here they won to keep the Ashes, but this time it’s a little different,” Green said.
“I’m sure some guys are hurt from last time. We’ll keep it sensible and look forward to the next game.”
Australia were at 214/5 in 71 overs with all-rounders Marsh (31) and Cameron Green (3) unbeaten when the 5th Test was thrown out along with England’s Ashes hopes. The Ashes finale will take place at The Kennington Oval in London from July 27-31.
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