The relevance of international cricket is going to skyrocket in the next couple of months with The Ashes on the calendar. Australia and England will collide head-on to get the upper hand. Some heroes will be born and others will fall, and at the end of the day, cricket fans are destined to witness exciting action throughout the 5-Test match series.
Looking back, the Ashes has a rich history. The tournament is known for moments that give Goosebumps and here is a look back on the same.
Donald Bradman goes out for a duck: 1948 Ashes
Sir Donald Bradman will always be known as one of the best batsmen in cricketing history. The Australian, however, ended his career with an average of 99.94. And if it wasn’t for England, he would have ended his career with a perfect 100. Bradman played his last match in 1948 at the Oval and was bowled out for a duck. He just needed four runs to get to career average of 100 but unfortunately for him, it did not happen.
Steve Waugh Shows class (The Ashes, 2002-03)
Steve Waugh was under the scanner during the 2002-03 Ashes series as he was going through a rough run of form. However, Waugh showed his class just in time. Australia were getting manhandled by England during a test at Sydney. There was a sense of belief all around that this would be Waugh’s last match and he wanted to go out with a bang. With the final ball yet to bowl, Waugh needed four runs to complete a hundred. England did everything to avoid a boundary, but Waugh smashed the ball to the cover boundary to get his 100. Click on Next Slide For More.