Rain affected contest of 4th Ashes test was rather an anti-climax of amazing English performance in the 3rd Test. The series was leveled 1-1 and 4th-Test was a sort of decider for the home team (ENG) as they had to win the 4th test match in order to bring the Ashes back home. In case of Draw or Aussie win, England would be left empty-handed this year and the Australian team will retain the crown.
Whoever wins the Ashes series keeps the Ashes trophy and the title and in case of a draw, the previous winner keeps the Trophy.
It wasn’t much of match between the two teams in the fourth test and England was never in control. They were always going to be in trouble once Steve Smith scored that brilliant Test double century against England in the first innings.
Now Ashes is 2-1 and England would have to play really well in order to save themselves from a series loss. Regardless of the result of the 5th and final test, the Ashes trophy will stay with the Aussie Team.