The Ashes 1989

Result - Australia 4-0 (6)

'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

The ghosts of '89

Australia's triumph in the 1989 Ashes is a cautionary tale for those who think England barely need to lift a finger to retain the urn

Time for Pup to unleash the mongrel

Come the English summer and the Ashes, Michael Clarke could do worse than look back to 1989 and get some of that Border-Waugh mojo working

Statistics

The Ashes, 1989 (Australia in England Tests)

Australia tour of England, Scotland, Netherlands and Denmark, May-Sep 1989

Test matches

Geoff Marsh and Allan Border ride through a victory parade in Sydney celebrating Australia's first Ashes victory in England since 1975
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Mark Taylor sweeps on his way to 219
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Ian Botham was one of Terry Alderman's five victims in the second innings
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The Duke of York shakes hands with Australian captain Allan Border
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Steve Waugh drives on his way to an unbeaten 152
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Dean Jones chats with Australian prime minister Bob Hawke, with Allan Border watching
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Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 24-29, 1989
Match drawn
England v Australia at Nottingham - Aug 10-14, 1989
Australia won by an innings and 180 runs
England v Australia at Manchester - Jul 27-Aug 1, 1989
Australia won by 9 wickets
England v Australia at Birmingham - Jul 6-11, 1989
Match drawn
England v Australia at Lord's - Jun 22-27, 1989
Australia won by 6 wickets
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