The Ashes 1972

Result - Drawn 2-2 (5)

'The worst batting side to leave Australia's shores'

It's a tag that has been used for previous inexperienced squads as well, but given the state of the Sheffield Shield, this time it might just stick

Summer of 242

The Headingley defeat rankled the Australians as they went to The Oval for the final Test in 1972. They had to win to square the series


The Ashes, 1972 (Australia in England Tests)

Australia tour of England and Scotland, Apr-Sep 1972

Test matches

Dennis Lillee has Alan Knott caught behind for 92
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Dennis Lillee bowls Peter Parfitt for 51
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Derek Underwood looks at photographs of his ten wickets
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Dennis Lillee and Bob Massie shake hands with former Australian allrounder Alan Davidson
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Greg Chappell drives a delivery from John Snow down the ground
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Ian Chappell and Ray Illingworth check the weather conditions
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Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 10-16, 1972
Australia won by 5 wickets
England v Australia at Leeds - Jul 27-29, 1972
England won by 9 wickets
England v Australia at Nottingham - Jul 13-18, 1972
Match drawn
England v Australia at Lord's - Jun 22-26, 1972
Australia won by 8 wickets
England v Australia at Manchester - Jun 8-13, 1972
England won by 89 runs
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