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.
A colossal clash between to powerhouse nations took place between India and Australia. This game was a massive one for both countries and was a chance to make a statement going forward.
There are moments in sports where teams hope and optimism are extremely high. That applied to Sri Lanka and Afghanistan before their matches against New Zealand and Australia respectively began.