Fourth Ashes test ends in frustrating draw

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KEYWORDS MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Australia captain Steve Smith tormented England with another century as the fourth Ashes test ended in a frustrating draw for Joe Root’s side at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday.Smith marched off unbeaten after a 275-ball knock of 102, having nudged Australia to 263 for four and a lead of 99 runs before the captains agreed to end the match midway through the final session. Australia, England, the Ashes, Steve Smith, Alastair Cook RELATED PHOTOScenter_img Australia batsman Mitchell Marsh plays a shot on the final day of the fourth Ashes test on Saturday in Melbourne, Australia. | AFP-JIJI No. 6 batsman Mitchell Marsh was as stubborn as his captain, scoring 29 from 166 balls to protect his wicket through the last two sessions, though the unyielding pitch may have been England’s greatest enemy as it declined to offer their bowlers any encouragement.With Alastair Cook finding form with an unbeaten 244, the tourists can perhaps claim a moral victory after their batsmen built a first-innings lead of 164 runs.But they will still head into the fifth and final test 3-0 down in the series and desperate for a face-saving win at the Sydney Cricket Ground.Smith, having scored an unbeaten 141 in Brisbane and 239 in Perth, came to the crease before lunch on day four, his team vulnerable at 65 for two.He had to dig it out of another rough patch when England grabbed two late wickets early on Saturday to leave Australia wobbling at 178 for four. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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Economic and Demographic Data Being Compiled For Kenai Peninsula

first_imgDillon: “How many times have you all seen a report where it talks about what’s going on in the Lower 48, what’s going on in the state of Alaska and what’s going on in Anchorage, and you’d love to know, well what does that mean for us down on the Kenai Peninsula?” Dillon says the data will be compiled on a quarterly basis, helping local residents, businesses, and people considering a move to the Kenai Peninsula better understand local trends. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Until recently, most of Alaska’s economic and demographic data had to be based on Anchorage statistics, since few of those numbers are collected outside of the state’s major metro areas. Tim Dillon with the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District says that is changing…last_img read more

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