Every single English star was marked out of 10 after the famous draw in Sydney



After England fought to a famous draw in Sydney to avoid a laundering of ashes, here is how each player rated out of 10 …

Haseeb Hameed 2: Fell in every innings and still failed to capitalize. Has now been out in six consecutive single-digit scores. To be dropped for final test in Hobart.

Zak Crawley 7: In his second test back, the opener shone under a second-innings 77 that gave us all the flashbacks to the 267 against Pakistan two summers ago. Really encouraging.

David Malan 2: After the pretty good first two tests, England’s No. 3 has only managed 21 runs in his last four innings – including four and three here – and his league average has dropped to 26.12.

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Joe Root 4: After a fantastic 2021, England’s captain started the new year with a duck. Give two hours of resistance on the final day for his 24. Let the game drift in the field again.

Ben Stokes 7: No one gives more to the team and his efforts here with bat and ball were severely hampered by a side injury. But he still dug in with the bat in both innings, scoring 66 and 60, which proved to be absolutely crucial in the end.

Jonny Bairstow 8: Ram England’s first century of this tour in the first place. Fought hard for 105 balls in the second with a supposedly broken thumb. Nice display of character from Yorkshireman.

Jos Buttler 1: Out of the league final with a broken finger and may very well have played his last test for England. Appeared with the gloves when substitute Ollie Pope kept during Australia’s second inning. First-innings duck followed by 11 in second.

Mark Wood 7: Has any bowler in recent times given so much for such a small reward on an Ashes tour? Steamed manfully into 41 overs for just three wickets. Handy first-innings also run with the bat.

Jack Leach 7: Eventually, the spinner found some joy when he got a crack in Australia’s blow deep inside the second half of a test as he took four wickets. He also ate 34 crucial balls on the final day to help close out the dramatic draw.

Stuart Broad 6: The first innings five-fer showed what England had lacked in Brisbane and Melbourne, but flat in second place. Will definitely stay on the team for the day-night final in Hobart.

James Anderson 6: Did what he always does well – ran according to a plan and did not leak races. But only a wicket. The 39-year-old started looking long-legged during Australia’s second round, but was eventually there with the bat to seal a famous result.

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