England tour of Australia 1982/83

Way back when

A thriller turns 30

Exactly three decades ago today, the classic Melbourne Test of 1982 wound to a dramatic close

No. 15

AB and Thommo fall short

They took it down to the wire; then the final, fatal stumble

October 2005

Taken to the wire

Jeff Thomson, Geoff Miller, Bob Willis and Geoff Lawson recall the Boxing Day Test of 1983, in which England won by three runs


The Ashes, 1982/83 (England in Australia Tests)

Benson & Hedges World Series Cup, 1982/83 (Australia, England, New Zealand in Australia ODIs)

England tour of Australia, Nov 1982 - Feb 1983

Test matches

One-Day Internationals

Australia drew the Test and won the Ashes 2-1
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Eddie Hemmings pulls on his way to 95
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England celebrate pulling off victory at Melbourne in 1982
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Ian Gould and Norman Cowans celebrate the wicket of Greg Chappell
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Ian Botham gets Jeff Thomson with three runs to go
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Jeff Thomson bowls
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Tour Results
England v New Zealand at Perth - Feb 5, 1983
New Zealand won by 7 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Adelaide - Jan 30, 1983
England won by 14 runs
England v New Zealand at Adelaide - Jan 29, 1983
New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 26, 1983
England won by 98 runs
Australia v England at Melbourne - Jan 23, 1983
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
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