Australia thrashed England by an innings and 14 runs on the Melbourne Cricket Ground, sealing the sequence 3-0 earlier than lunch on day three in entrance of a festive crowd of 40,945.
“Everything’s gone to plan … I think our bowlers have been fantastic,” Cummins instructed reporters. “I haven’t even felt like there’s been one session where it’s really got away from us. It’s what dreams are made of, the way we’ve played.”
Australia’s bowlers routed England for 68 of their second innings, their thirteenth lowest whole in checks, with debutant Scott Boland proving the shock hero with a six-wicket innings haul in entrance of his house MCG crowd.
Australia have now retained the urn twice in succession for the primary time since Steve Waugh’s aspect clamed an eighth consecutive sequence win in 2002/03.
Though Cummins was pressured to overlook the second check in Adelaide after being recognized as an in depth contact of a COVID-19 case, the 28-year-old quick bowler has been a giant a part of Australia’s success.
Promoted to the captaincy simply earlier than the sequence after Tim Paine’s resignation over a ‘sexting’ scandal, Cummins has marshalled the group fantastically.
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He has taken 10 wickets at a median of 14.40 in his two matches and contributed 21 with the bat in Melbourne to assist construct an 82-run lead that England proved unable to reel in.
“I grew up watching Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting, those guys winning Ashes series,” he stated.
“It felt a million miles away from me playing cricket in the backyard and here I am a decade later in this position.
“It’s insanity … No means close to what I might think about my life would change into as a younger child.”