There are many matches between the teams of England and Australia, which will be remembered for a long time to come! On the same note, these are the two teams between which this game of cricket was first played! There are many such players in the cricket history of these two countries, whom the world still talks about. From Sir Don Bradman to England’s great spinner Jim Laker, who took 19 wickets in 1 test match and created history, the record of which is still held in his name.
But we will hear the some of that most interesting facts like these on some other day! Today let’s talk about a match that once held the breath of the world! There was so much excitement in the match that no one could understand, who would win this game! Everyone must have heard the name of the Ashes series and this year there will be another edition of the Ashes series between England and Australia! The Australian team used to rule cricket and rarely see the same Australian team again in cricket history!
The Start of most exciting test match
2005 Ashes series where Ricky Ponting’s team took the lead by winning the first Test, 1–0 in the series! England’s batsman Kevin Pietersen made his Test debut in this first test match and on the other hand, Australia’s great bowler Glenn McGrath took 9 wickets in the match and blew the senses of England’s batting with his magical bowling!
The second test match begins! The Australian captain won the toss and elected to field as the team that bowled first on the ground of Edgbaston had a good record! But this time Australia got a big shock, Glenn McGrath was injured before the match and perhaps this proved to be the turning point for the England team later in the series!
In the second match, where the England team scored 407 runs in the first innings, due to the stormy batting of their opening pair! The England batsman’s approach against the Australia team in the absence of Glenn McGrath became a little more deadly and everyone batted fiercely in front of the Australia special bowling attack! Australia’s first innings was reduced to 308 in front of the deadly bowling of England and England got a significant 99 runs lead!
The most surreal ending of test match
But this time the host was trapped by the great bowler Shane Warne in the net of his magical bowling, who took 6 wickets in his second innings for just 46 runs and wrapped up England’s second innings for 182 runs only! Australia got the target of 282 runs but saw a lot of ups and downs in this Australia innings, where at one time Australia seemed to be going towards victory comfortably, on the other side it was like this!
At one point when Australia had only two wickets left and they needed 107 runs! But in the end, England won the match by 2 runs to level the series! And later on, England also won the series 2-1 and that was probably because of this second Test match!