The dictionary defines ‘law’ as the collection of rules imposed by authority. This clearly states that the authority is the final matter in any case where the law is to be applied. In cricket, the ICC is the final authority on laws on the game, and the umpires just have to follow the rules laid out.
Play has been abandoned for the day at The Oval due to relentless rain. The entire day's play has been washed out without a ball bowled. This Test match is certainly heading towards a draw with still the first innings to be completed going into Day 5.
When the 2013 Ashes kicked off, no one could have predicted that Steven Smith, of all people, would be in the list of top five run-getters in the series. With just one innings to go for Australia in the series...
Not much of action took place on the second day’s play of the fifth and final Ashes Test thanks to persistent rain in the morning. Almost half of the day’s play was lost due to rain and the slow England over rate.
Shane Watson slammed a career best of 170 to help Australia take the honours on Day 1 of the Final Ashes Test at The Oval. The visitors batting first after winning the toss are sitting pretty at 307 for 4.
This year’s Ashes comes to an end with the fifth and final Test beginning today at The Oval in London. The result of the 5-Test Series is already deciding with hosts England sealing it with a 3-0 margin.