Score and latest updates from fourth Test day five in Sydney

hHello and welcome to Telegraph Sport’s live coverage of the final day of Ashes Test 4 between England and Australia?

Can tourists accomplish the wonderful? Well, the bruised English trio of Ben Stokes, Johnny Bairstow and Joss Butler will help their team in the fight to save the 4th Test but they look suspect for the final in Hobart.

Stokes suffered a collateral strain in the current Sydney Test while Birstow, who broke the only horn by the English batsman in the series, and Joss Butler suffered painful blows to their fingers while hitting.

All three were examined on Saturday but caretaker coach Graham Thorpe said the trio would strike on Sunday when the visitors, who set a massive target at 388, start their fifth day in unbeaten 30 at Sydney Cricket Ground.

“I’m sure the players will take everything they need to put themselves in a position where they can perform tomorrow,” Thorpe, the official, who is in charge as coach Chris Silverwood completes his COVID-19 isolation, told reporters.

“So they will all strike and they will do their best.”

England have already added Sam Billings to their squad and Thorpe confirmed the uncertainty over the availability of the injured trio.

“It is possible (the three players may miss the next test), but we will assess it all at the end of the match.

“Obviously Sam has been called up to the group and that’s obviously a good indication of some of the concerns we have about injuries.”

England will have to conjure up something special to deny Australia a 4-0 lead in the five Test series, and Thorpe said the batsmen should take a leaf from Bairstow’s brave first innings despite a thumb injury.

“Johnny played fantastically and showed great courage and skill,” he added. “It’s the same thing we want to see again in our second rounds and I thought it was a good start tonight.”


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