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Way back when

A thriller turns 30

Dec 30, 2012: Exactly three decades ago today, the classic Melbourne Test of 1982 wound to a dramatic close

Steven Lynch

No. 15

AB and Thommo fall short

Mar 29, 2009: They took it down to the wire; then the final, fatal stumble

Mike Coward

October 2005

Taken to the wire

Sep 22, 2005: Jeff Thomson, Geoff Miller, Bob Willis and Geoff Lawson recall the Boxing Day Test of 1983, in which England won by three runs

Interviews by Nick Hoult

Australia 2 England 1

England in Australia and New Zealand, 1982-83

1984: England's tour of Australia and, very briefly, New Zealand in the winter of 1982-83 had, for them, two redeeming features: one of the most exciting Test matches ever played, at Melbourne immediately after Christmas, resulted in an English victory,

J.W.

New Zealand 3 England 0

England in Australia and New Zealand, 1982-83

1984: England's tour of Australia and, very briefly, New Zealand in the winter of 1982-83 had, for them, two redeeming features: one of the most exciting Test matches ever played, at Melbourne immediately after Christmas, resulted in an English victory,

Fifth Test Match

AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND 1982-83

1984: Australia achieved, without too much trouble, a result which was enough to make sure they regained the Ashes, held by England since 1977

Fourth Test Match

AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND 1982-83

1984: Toss: Australia.

Third Test Match

AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND 1982-83

1984: For the second time in a fortnight England could find no adequate answer to the Australian fast bowling

Second Test Match

AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND 1982-83

1984: Toss: Australia

First Test Match

AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND 1982-83

1984: At Perth, November 12, 13, 14, 16, 17

Third One-day International

†NEW ZEALAND v ENGLAND 1982-83

1984: At Christchurch, February 26

Second One-day International

†NEW ZEALAND v ENGLAND 1982-83

1984: At Wellington, February 23

First One-day International

†NEW ZEALAND v ENGLAND 1982-83

1984: At Auckland, February 19

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Tour Results
England v New Zealand at Perth - Feb 5, 1983
New Zealand won by 7 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Adelaide - Jan 30, 1983
England won by 14 runs
England v New Zealand at Adelaide - Jan 29, 1983
New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 26, 1983
England won by 98 runs
Australia v England at Melbourne - Jan 23, 1983
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
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