A dream come true, says Matthew Wade after scoring Ashes century

Before this Test match, it was in September 2017 when Wade had last played a longest-format game.

Published: 05th August 2019 12:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th August 2019 12:57 PM   |  A+A-

Matthew Wade

Centuries from Wade and Smith helped Australia set a target of 398 for England. | AP

By ANI

DUBAI: Australia batsman Mathew Wade, who scored a brilliant century to give ascendency to his side in the first Ashes Test, said that playing in the Ashes was a 'dream come true' for him.

"It probably hasn't sunk in just yet. First Test match of an Ashes series and to play was a dream come true, let alone to contribute to what we're hoping will be a win in the first Test," ICC quoted Wade as saying.

Wade played a knock of 110 runs in Australia's second innings to help the visitors rack up a total of 487 runs. Steve Smith also gave away an impeccable performance as he scored 142 runs, his second century in the match.

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Australia declared their second inning on 487/7, setting a target of 398 runs for England.

Before this Test match, it was in September 2017 when Wade had last played a longest-format game. Ahead of the Ashes, Wade scored 355 runs in four List A games for Australia A.

"I am grateful to be here, and the celebration I am even more grateful to my wife for throwing me on the plane and telling me to come over and play the Australia A series, to hopefully get an opportunity to be in the position I am in. That's what that was all about. I didn't know if I would get another chance," he said.

England will resume day five on Monday from 13/0. 

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