MELBOURNE: Master batsman Steve Smith says Australia have ‘unfinished business’ in England, with the achievement of retaining the Ashes final yr tempered by defeat within the closing Take a look at that levelled the sequence 2-2.
Tim Paine’s Australia retained the urn in England for the primary time since 2001, incomes a hero’s reception again house, however the loss at The Oval left a bitter style for Smith.
“To know that we’d got the Ashes back was pretty special,” he mentioned in feedback revealed on Cricket Australia’s web site. “Sadly, we couldn’t win them which is one thing I’d nonetheless love to do. From my private perspective, I believe it’s unfinished enterprise.
“It’s great to retain the Ashes but it just doesn’t sit right with me when you don’t win it. So I probably left at the end of the fifth Test [feeling] more disappointed than a sense of achievement.”
Smith was awarded the Compton-Miller Medal as man-of-the-series after scoring 774 runs at a mean of 110.57 from 4 Exams.
Revealed in Daybreak, August sixth, 2020