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England routed in 'a travesty of a game'

Dec 21, 2013: England went Down Under with great expectations in 1958, but things went downhill rapidly for them

Martin Williamson

Fifth Test Match

Ailing England slump again

1960: England virtually lost before play began for a car accident in which Loader and Statham were hurt ruled these two out of consideration.

Fourth Test Match

Rorke leads the rout

1960: Australia won by ten wickets and regained the Ashes

Third Test Match

Advantage Australia

1960: England, knowing that defeat would mean the loss of the Ashes, fought with more spirit after another first-innings breakdown had put them in serious danger, and emerged with an honourable draw.

Second Test Match

England shattered by Meckiff

1960: England were set back on their heels from the start when Davidson took three wickets in a sensational over and although Statham also bowled finely the tourists never really recovered.

First Test Match

O'Neill seals the victory

1960: England, contrary to expectations, were beaten

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