Roar – The Ashes is, without a doubt, the greatest Test series on the international cricket calendar.


  • England would be knocked over for 272 and 116 as Australia won the match by eight wickets to level the series.
  • In truth, Dennis Lillie with 31 wickets dominated the series, but Massie set the ball rolling in that second Test and it proved to the catalyst for the Aussies to escape England with a 2-2 draw.
  • Mark Taylor comes of age (1989) When the 1989 Ashes series in England began, Mark Taylor had just 67 Test runs to his name from four innings after a difficult induction against the West Indies.
  • What followed was completely against the run of Taylor’s career so far, as he amassed an awesome 839 runs in 11 innings (these were the days when the series were played over six Tests).
  • Australia went on to draw that match, but Bradman had another two double centuries throughout the most prolific Ashes series in history, guiding the visitors to a 2-1 lead.

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