Matthew Wade’s 4th Test century: Twitter was exhilarated at watching the Australian batsman play a splendid innings.
During the fourth day of the fifth Test of the ongoing 2019 Ashes series between England and Australia at The Oval, Australia batsman Matthew Wade registered his fourth Test hundred to keep the fight going for his team.
In what is his second hundred of the series, Wade put on display a splendid innings when Australia needed him to score the most. Coming in to bat at No. 5 in the 17th over, Wade scored at an impressive rate from the word go.
Chasing a massive 399-run target, Wade didn’t succumb to pressure of losing early wickets against the English attack. On the contrary, the southpaw kept playing his shots even when England fast bowler Jofra Archer tried all things to dismiss him in the last hour of the day. Wade and Archer formed an intriguing battle in the middle.
Australia, who have relied heavily on batsman Steve Smith throughout the series, saw him getting out on 23 (53) in the 27th over. Wade stepping up on such an occasion was the best part about his innings.
It was on the first delivery of the 42nd over when Wade ran a single off England captain Joe Root to complete his half-century. Wade reached the three-figure mark on the last delivery of the 69th over when he ran a single off veteran England fast bowler Stuart Broad on the leg side.
With Australia needing 167 runs to win the match at this point in time, Wade’s presence has started to give them hopes of winning the series 3-1.
Twitter reactions on Matthew Wade’s 4th Test century:
Starting to tick England, a wicket around the corner or Australia could set it up really well, with Wade, yes. #Ashes
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) September 15, 2019
Australia’s top four run-scorers in this series are Smith, Labuschagne, Wade and Head. And as things stand right now Smith has more runs than Labuschagne, Wade and Head combined. #Ashes2019
— Brydon Coverdale (@brydoncoverdale) September 15, 2019
Archer and Wade are going to end up kissing. The narrative arc here is action-rom-com
— Barney Ronay (@barneyronay) September 15, 2019
This Archer Wade battle is seriously compelling stuff. Matthew Wade is, perhaps, a difficult man to like but fair play to him here -he’s battling like F
— Elizabeth Ammon (@legsidelizzy) September 15, 2019
I’ve loved this series. Test basically over and Wade and Archer still going for it like the Ashes is on the line.
— (((Dan Hodges))) (@DPJHodges) September 15, 2019
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) September 15, 2019
— #7Cricket (@7Cricket) September 15, 2019
Matthew Wade reaches his century!
His second hundred of the series 👏 pic.twitter.com/XPZFYk5NP9
— ICC (@ICC) September 15, 2019
After talking the talk, Matthew Wade walks the walk with superb Test century. His duel with Jofra Archer was high-class cricket. #Ashes2019
— Andrew Wu (@wutube) September 15, 2019
Wade flicks Broad to fine leg for his 4th Test hundred. Top innings. Yes he picks fights, but he wins more than his share of them #Ashes19
— Daniel Brettig (@danbrettig) September 15, 2019
100 for Wade, well batted. Aus 232-6. #Ashes
— England’s Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) September 15, 2019
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) September 15, 2019
Two hundreds this series for Wade. And the only bowler that has troubled him is *squints at notes* Joe Root.
— Jarrod Kimber (@ajarrodkimber) September 15, 2019
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