The final day of the fourth Test match between Australia and England was a perfect exhibition of the thrill of Test cricket. It had everything-action, drama, tension, and survival. England survived and drew the game but it was not like any other draw. England had to put in everything to save themselves from humiliation. Chasing 388, England lost three wickets under 100 runs. Joe Root and Stokes tried their best and stitched a half-century partnership. But Scott Boland ended Root's resistance while Lyon broke through Stokes.
Jonny Bairstow also showed some grit along with Jos Buttler but Pat Cummins struck twice in an over. He removed Jos Buttler and Mark Wood in a span of three deliveries to leave England stranded. Bairstow too perished to Boland and England suddenly found them crumbling with eight wickets down. But they found their saviors in Stuart Broad and Jack Leach. The duo survived for 52 balls under immense pressure.
Steve Smith broke the partnership as he accounted for Leach and made it challenging for England to draw the game. Stuart Broad and James Anderson, however, kept their nerves and survived the last 12 balls to save the game for England. This thrilling game of Test cricket left the spectators in awe and in no time Twitter was flooded with tweets echoing "Test cricket at its best".