Ashes is undoubtedly the most iconic cricket bilateral series in the whole history of the game and it has given us, cricket fans, a lot of memories to treasure. It all started way back in 1882 and since then, 71 Ashes series have taken place and, in this article, I will bring out some stats and records from the series to you. Read it whole … Continue reading Best Stats and Records from the Ashes
It was in the days of thin bats, no helmets and deadly bouncers, the days when a team would struggle to score over a hundred runs together, the days when scores over 150 were made just four times in the history of the game and the days when Sir Vivian Richards was playing. Hitting a four was considered a skill back then and hitting a … Continue reading Vivian Richards’ 189* against England
The Australia-England rivalry is the oldest and the most iconic cricket rivalries of all and the cricket series between these two nations is famously known as the Ashes. But do you know how the series was given the name- ‘Ashes’? Let us see how the story unfolded: In 1882, Australia faced its arch-rival, England, at the Oval in a one-off Test, a Test which changed … Continue reading How did the Ashes Series get its name?
The date was 9 July 2002 when India was playing the host nation, England, in the Natwest ODI series. Due to rain, the game had been reduced to 32 overs for each side and England had put up 229 runs on board and in reply, India suffered a grand collapse, and thanks to RC Irani’s 5 wicket haul, India was all out at just 165 … Continue reading Natwest 2002 Final- India vs England
There are very few instances in which a single match becomes a crown-jewel for a player’s career. No matter how many games he plays, how many centuries he scores or how many wickets he picks, he will always speak about that single match with the utmost pride. The third Test of Ashes in 1981 is such a game for Sir Ian Botham. Ian Botham was … Continue reading Ian Botham in 3rd Test of 1981 Ashes