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Kimber: The return of the happy hookers

ESPNcricinfo's Jarrod Kimber sums up England's brief flurry of futile defiance on the final day in Adelaide

ESPNcricinfo staff

December 9, 2013

Posted by wapuser on (December 9, 2013, 7:57 GMT)

England won the series 3-1 in 1981. Australia only won the first test and drew the second.

Posted by wapuser on (December 9, 2013, 7:54 GMT)

Australia only led 1-0 going into the third Test at Headingly in 1981 - not 2-0 when Brealey leg England to a 3-1 victory. Australia only won the first Test at Trent Bridge before drawing at second Test at Lords. This is a much deeper hole given they are 2-0 down and England have only beaten Australia in Perth when they beat Australia C during the Packer era. England could win in Melbourne and Sydney but Perth May we'll settle the issue.

Posted by Sorcerer on (December 9, 2013, 6:57 GMT)

England has done it before. It was when Mike Brearley masterminded a triumph, brought in as skipper after England had slumped to 2-0 down in '81.

Posted by Kolpak1989 on (December 9, 2013, 5:59 GMT)

It would be the greatest comeback since Bradman's team won the series despite being 2-0 down going into the third test in 1936/7.

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