The Ashes, 1903/04 /

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The Greatest Test

Standing the Test of time

Sep 23, 2005: Tight finishes, winning against the odds, awesome individual performances. Gideon Haigh weighs up what makes a great Test match

Gideon Haigh

Fifth Test match

Australia v England 1903-04

1905: By an unfortunate arrangement of dates the fifth Test Match came immediately after the fourth one, the players having to get as quickly as they could from Sydney to Melbourne

Fourth Test match

Australia v England 1903-04

1905: The fourth Test match of the series decided the rubber, the Englishmen winning by 157 runs, and so gaining their third victory

Third Test match

Australia v England 1903-04

1905: Played at Adelaide, Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday January 15, 16, 18, 19, 20

Second Test match

Australia v England 1903-04

1905: Played at Melbourne, Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, January 1, 2, 4, 5

First Test match, Sydney

Australia v England 1903-04

1904: Played at Sydney, Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, December 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17

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Series Results
Australia v England at Melbourne - Mar 5-8, 1904
Australia won by 218 runs
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 26-Mar 3, 1904
England won by 157 runs
Australia v England at Adelaide - Jan 15-20, 1904
Australia won by 216 runs
Australia v England at Melbourne - Jan 1-5, 1904
England won by 185 runs
Australia v England at Sydney - Dec 11-17, 1903
England won by 5 wickets
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