The Ashes, 1958/59 /

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1958

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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Series Results
Australia v England at Melbourne - Feb 13-18, 1959
Australia won by 9 wickets
Australia v England at Adelaide - Jan 30-Feb 5, 1959
Australia won by 10 wickets
Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 9-15, 1959
Match drawn
Australia v England at Melbourne - Dec 31, 1958 - Jan 5, 1959
Australia won by 8 wickets
Australia v England at Brisbane - Dec 5-10, 1958
Australia won by 8 wickets
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