The Ashes, 1978/79 /

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1979

Australia's old new ball

May 9, 2009: When a captain decided to open the innings with an old ball and two spinners

Martin Williamson

AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND

1980: Brearley completed his conquests with the winning hit in mid-afternoon on the fourth day

Fifth Test Match

AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND

1980: Brearley added to his triumphs by taking the series, and he became the first England captain since Jardine in 1932-33 to win four Tests in a series in Australia

Fourth Test Match

AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND

1980: Swiftly recovering from the shock of Melbourne, England, with a team weakened by a virus infection and heat exhaustion, retained the Ashes after staging one of Test cricket's most astonishing recoveries.

Second Test Match

AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND

1980: At Melbourne, December 29, 30, January 1, 2, 3

Second Test Match

AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND

1980: At Perth, December 15, 16, 17, 19, 20

First Test Match

AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND

1980: At Brisbane, December 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

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Series Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 10-14, 1979
England won by 9 wickets
Australia v England at Adelaide - Jan 27-Feb 1, 1979
England won by 205 runs
Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 6-11, 1979
England won by 93 runs
Australia v England at Melbourne - Dec 29, 1978 - Jan 3, 1979
Australia won by 103 runs
Australia v England at Perth - Dec 15-20, 1978
England won by 166 runs
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