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Dec 21, 2013: Few England sides have set out for Australia with as much confidence as the one which set sail from Tilbury on September 20, 1958. And few, until now, have come quite so spectacularly unstuck
Fifth Test Match
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
1960: Australia won by ten wickets and regained the Ashes
Third Test Match
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
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
1960: England, contrary to expectations, were beaten
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