Steve Smith Happy After Retaining Ashes 2019
Steve Smith was happy and feel sensational after retaining the Ashes 2019. Australia finally ended a stubborn effort by the English rearguard on Sunday to win the fourth try by 185 runs. England, with 383 targets to succeed in the second set, was beaten for 197 after wild defiance of the lower orders, placing Australia 2-1 in the five-Test series before next week’s final at the Oval.
“It’s amazing to know that the urn is coming home.”
Smith scored 671 points out of an average of 134.2, including three hundred, although he missed a single-bogey on Headingley’s third try with a concussion.
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“I’ve been here a few times when things didn’t go as planned,” he added. “It’s always ticked off my to-do list. It’s extremely satisfying. We thought we had eight opportunities. I thought (Craig) Overton was outstanding, but luckily the boys did the job. I [Steve Smith] am incredibly proud of my performance and that I have helped the team achieve its goals.”
Australian Captain Tim Paine Said
“The amount of work we’ve been trying to do to keep the Ashes has been immense, and I’m proud of this group and the way we got up from Headingley, the atmosphere, I was saying to the guys, on every pitch is impressive. The noise they make here, and their passion for cricket make this moment even more special.
We are delighted. That’s what we came here to do, bring the ashes home. We’ll have a good night together and celebrate tonight, but we’ll be back on deck next week. We want to win the Ashes 3-1″.