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Ashes Features

A collection of Ashes-related features from Cricinfo

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Top Tens

The best Ashes bowling
Matches that turned the tide
Matches that defined the men
First impressions and all that - The opening day of Ashes series


Headingley, Gallipoli and 1985 - Australia's highs ... and a low
Witnessing Botham's Ashes - Peter Willey in 1981
Shadow-jousting with the Queen - Michael Kasprowicz in 1997
Grandstand view for Ball of the Century - Brendon Julian in 1993
'I hit Mark Taylor on the head' - Dean Headley in 1997
Nipped by the Duke of Norfolk's corgis - Brian Booth in 1961

My Favourites

Greatest Test matches - Cricinfo writers choose their favourites
Boon's sweep, and Botham's sixes - Cricinfo writers pick their Ashes highs
Atherton's exit, and Thorpe's miss - Cricinfo writers pick their Ashes lows
Gower's grace, and Thommo the role-model - Cricinfo writers pick their favourite players
A spot of tennis and a Tiger or two - Cricinfo writers pick their favourite alternative Ashes moments

Magazine Archive

Burge the best? - John Arlott on 1964
Verity's Match - Les Ames on Lord's 1934
Massie's mystery, Lillee's menace - The Cricketer on 1972
Ponsford, Bradman and the spin triplets - The Cricketer on 1934
Dave Gregory's hole-in-the-wall gang - The Cricketer on 1878
Gideon Haigh on mental disintegration - Wisden Asia Cricket 2005
Expert Eye - Terry Jenner - The Wisden Cricketer, 2005

Rewind to ...

One fleeting day in the sun - Sydney Copley in 1930
Chopping and changing - England v Australia in 1921
Vandals stopped play - 1975
Jim Laker's other ten-for - 1956
'You've been asking for a punch all night' - 1912
The hero who almost didn't play - 1981
Getting shirty about substitutes - 1981


The Ashes of 1905

Gideon Haigh's tour diary

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    'Like a ballet dancer'

My XI: Martin Crowe on Mark Waugh's lazy elegance and batsmanship that was easy on eye

    Sea, sun, scandal

Diary: Our correspondent takes in the sights and sounds of Galle and Colombo, and reports on a tampering controversy

    Worst keepers, and honours at Lord's

Ask Steven: Also, most keeping dismissals on debut, seven-for at HQ, and youngest ODI centurions

    From swinging London to Maco country

Diary: Our correspondent walks and buses the streets of the English capital, and then heads for the coast

Cook's Brearley lesson

Jon Hotten: Mike Brearley was an outstanding captain despite his repeated failures with the bat

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Vijay rediscovers the old Monk

The leave outside off stump has been critical to M Vijay's success since his India comeback last year. Contrary to popular opinion, such patience and self-denial comes naturally to him

Bhuvneshwar on course for super series

Only 15 times in Test history has a player achieved the double of 300 runs and 20 wickets in a Test series. Going on current form, Bhuvneshwar could well be the 16th

Ugly runs but still they swoon

Alastair Cook did not bat like a leading man but the crowd applauded him for simply not failing

India come full circle

India's wretched run away from home began at Lord's in 2011. A young team full of self-belief may have brought it to an end with their victory at the same venue three years later

Ishant's fourth-innings heroics in rare company

In India's win at Lord's, Ishant Sharma took the best bowling figures by an Indian in the fourth innings of a Test outside Asia. Here are five other best bowling efforts by Indians in the fourth innings of Tests outside Asia

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