Hosts England rattled the Aussies in the third Test of the Ashes in Edgbaston in under three days to go 2-1 up in the five-match test series. The spotlight of the match being the fierce and disciplined bowling by the English pacers. James Anderson ripped apart the Australian batting line-up in the first innings whereas Steven Finn who replaced Mark Wood, took 6 wickets to prove his inclusion in the side a master-stroke.
Australia were outplayed in all three departments – batting, bowling and fielding by the hosts and a performance like this after a stunning victory at Lord’s was very unlikely. Although it wasn’t as much as Aussies failure to play to their strengths, as much as England’s impeccable show of skill and technique that won them the match. EssentiallySports lists the 5 reasons why England won the third Ashes Test: