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Watch: Archer and Wade share some heated moments


England’s Jofra Archer and Australia’s Mathew Wade had some heated sledging in the middle during the day 4 of the fifth and final Ashes Test at Oval.

Wade and Archer sledging

The Ashes 2019 has ended in a draw as both the teams won two matches each, while one game ended in a draw. However, Australia managed to retain the Ashes with themselves by the draw. This is the first time in last 18 years that Australia have retained the Ashes in English soil.

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After failing to reconquer the urn, the hosts managed to comeback strongly in the final game to level the series with a huge win. For Australia, Mathew Wade is the highest run scorer in the chase with his first ton in the series.

The Aussie batsman was frustrating the English players by putting a competitive knock in the middle and was delaying their win. Frustrated Jofra Archer started to attack the left-handed batsman with his bouncers and quickies.

When Wade was batting on 78, Archer attacked with some fierce deliveries. But Wade had simple replies with just a touch on the ball. The frustrated fast bowler then walked up to Wade and stared at him for a few good seconds before the latter decided to see in another direction.

Speaking on the incident Wade said, “I felt like I could deal with what he was delivering. And he obviously thought he could rip my head off or get me out. It was a good battle. There was a little bit of banter, no words really, just good hard Test cricket.”

“That’s a long way away … I feel like I’ve shown in the heat of the battle, in a tough series against world-class bowlers, that I can stand up against them,” he added.

 

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