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Broad bowls England to Ashes series victory

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Published: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 13:16 [IST]
 
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Chester-le-Street (England), Aug 13: Stuart Broad took six wickets as England defeated Australia by 74 runs in the fourth Test on Monday (August 12) to win the Ashes Series 2013 with an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match rubber.

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Chasing 299 to stay alive in the series, Australia made a good start with openers David Warner and Chris Rogers raising a century stand. But in the post-tea session on the fourth day, Australia's batting collapsed, losing 9 wickets.

Broad bowls England to Ashes win

Broad was the hero for the hosts as he took 6/50 in 18.3 overs in the second innings to go with his five-wicket haul in the first. Warner top scored for Australia with 71 while Rogers made 49.

From 168/3, Australia were bowled out for 224 in 68.3 overs. Tim Bresnan and Graeme Swann took two wickets apiece. Broad was adjudged Man-of-the-match for his match haul of 11 wickets (5/71 in first innings).

Earlier in the day, England were all out for 330 in 95.1 overs. Paceman Ryan Harris took his career best of 7/117 in 28 overs.

The fifth and final Test starts on August 21 at The Oval.

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