Chasing a difficult goal of 281 runs, the guests started the rain-delayed day on 107 for 3, however their prospects appeared bleak as they discovered themselves struggling at 227-8.
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Nonetheless, Cummins, accompanied by Nathan Lyon, launched a resolute fightback, defying the mounting strain. With nerves on edge, they showcased exceptional dedication and composure, in the end guiding their crew to victory with Cummins remaining unbeaten on 44 runs.
In a second fraught with suffocating rigidity, Cummins struck the decisive boundary that propelled his aspect over the end line, securing an important 1-0 lead within the sequence.
After a rain-delayed begin, unflappable Australia opening batsman Usman Khawaja had stored his crew on target for victory with a gritty innings to edge the guests in direction of the goal.
They reached 183-5 on the tea interval — requiring 98 extra however a match filled with momentum shifts swung England’s method when Khawaja was bowled by England skipper Ben Stokes for 65.
When Joe Root held a caught and bowled probability to take away Alex Carey, England had been closing in on victory.
However Cummins sparked the fightback with big sixes off Root’s off-spin as England delayed taking the brand new ball and was the calmest particular person within the stadium as he secured victory.
It was the second-highest profitable victory chase at Edgbaston and made up for Australia’s heart-breaking loss to England on the identical floor in 2005 once they fell three wanting chasing down 282.
(With Reuters Inputs)