Australia’s Cameron Green admits they ‘definitely got away with one’ after retaining the Ashes
He's not wrong.
Australia’s Cameron Green has admitted that his team “got away with one” in retaining the Ashes after the rain ruined any chance of England taking back the urn and the holders winning it outright.
With the North West receiving a month’s worth of showers in the space of just a few days, the final day of the fourth test at Old Trafford was unfortunately rained off, meaning that England can only hold the Aussies to a draw.
However, all-arounder Cam Green confessed that the ‘Baggy Greens’ “definitely got away with one” in this year’s edition of Ashes and effectively “got out of jail” on account of the torrid weather.
You’re too right you did.
Speaking to cricket.com.au, the 24-year-old said, “We didn’t play our best game. The rain gods were in our favour the last couple of days. You just take it and move on to the next game.
“There’s no point denying it. We were behind the game and you never know what would have happened, cricket is a funny game, but England dominated this one. We definitely got out of jail.”
As for captain Pat Cummins, he went one further by stating, “I don’t think there will be huge celebrations… Maybe a bit of a pat on the back for retaining it. There’s been a lot of work gone into putting us into a position where a draw does make us retain the Ashes.
“But there’s a Test match starting in three days so that’s going to be our full focus.”
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The fifth and final test begins at The Oval in London on Thursday, 27 July and will conclude on Monday next week with the result already decided.
Thanks, rain — we still can’t think of another sport where that can so easily be decided by the weather.
The 2023 Ashes might not have had the blockbuster ending everyone was hoping for, with England hot on Australia’s tail, but we’ll still remember that day at Headingley and take comfort in what could have been and we’re confident will be next time round.
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