January 11, 2007

The Ashes 2006-2007.

The most sensational cricket outing has come to a serious ending on 4th January,2007 with the Aussies getting the best of the England .The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper described the series as "the most anticipated Ashes series ever", and tickets were sold out within days of being available for all the games.But the worse is to follow...

Australia have whitewashed England by 5-0 win over them .This was only the second time in the history of Ashes that England were whitewashed. The feat had previously been achieved only by Warwick Armstrong's Australian team in 1920-21.

The results of the series were:
1 Brisbane The Gabba 23-27 November :Aus won by 277 runs
2 Adelaide Adelaide Oval 1-5 December :Aus won by 6 wickets
3 Perth WACA Ground 14-18 December :Aus won by 206 runs
4 Melbourne Melbourne Cricket Ground 26-30 December :Aus won by an innings and 99 runs
5 Sydney Sydney Cricket Ground 4 2-6 January :Aus won by 10 wickets.

The loss was difficult to accept for the English after capturing 2005 Ashes showing great character,winning it 2-1 after they were 1-0 down.The Ashes was with them for 16 months

This was the last series for legendary leg spinner Shane Warne and other distinguished cricketers like Damien Martin,Justine Langer .'The pigeon' also announced his retirement from test cricket...the world cup will be his last series.

Shane became the first cricketer to capture 700 test wickets by bowling out batsmen Cook on the first day of the 4th test at his home ground.He also picked up his 1000th victim on day 2 of the 5th test.Hatsoff to the great!!!!.He's been the key and the highlight for the series.

Highlights:Most runs:Ricky Ponting
Most wickets:Stuart Clark
Fastest 100:Adam Gilchrist(57 balls)

The next series will take place in England in their summer of 2009.