The Ashes 2019 has been a memorable one for many reasons. There have been countless occasions where we have been amazed by brilliant cricket. Both England and Australia have ended their summers on a high.
For the first time in 18 years, Australia have retained the Ashes on foreign soil when they overcame a stubborn England. The Aussies were made to work for their victory even though the score doesn’t quite show that.
Ben Stokes made a name for himself at the World Cup, and the 28-year-old was up to his old tricks as he hit a stunning 135 not out, handing England one of their all-time most significant victories.
You could say that Australia were the heavy favourites to win this Ashes series, and after going 1-0 up, this reaffirmed their position in the driving seat. However, following a draw at Lord’s, their slender advantage could be all they have up their sleeve.
The Ashes is a age old rivalry between Australia and England that continued this year. For years Australia have dominated in England, so much so that it reached a point where it was considered a birthright.
The eagerly anticipated first day of the Ashes series between England and Australia kicked off on Thursday morning. What a tightly contested first day of cricket it was.
The age old rivalry between England and Australia has always made for some of the best cricket. This year we will be witnessing yet another spectacle when the Ashes begins on August 1st.
You could say that the nation is divided right now on England and their Ashes defence.
Australia may well have the Ashes at the forefront of their minds, but the team are set to make a quick stop on their way back home from Bangladesh, and Sunday see’s the first of their ‘pit-stops’, as they take on India, at one of the country’s most prestigious grounds. Read more