Tuesday, September 13, 2005

12th September 2005

This day will be remembered in cricketing history as one of the most memorable day for English fans as England regained the coveted Ashes after almost 18 years. Ashes 2005 has been an incredible series where arguably in the end, the best side won. But Australia did not give up the Ashes in a whimper, they fought with great ferocity in every match but just coudn't match up with England's determination. Even Shane Warne's stupendous effort of 40 wickets in the series couldn't prevent the unforeseen slide in Australia's fortune. Pietersen's knock on the final day, Flintoff's audacity, Warne's mesmerizing spell's and Ricky Ponting becoming the first Australian Captain to lose ashes in nearly two decades will remain the highlights of this pulsating series.
Many see this as end of Aussie era, and with two of the greatest bowlers of all time, Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne about to retire, wounds of Ashes 2005 might take a long time to heal!

Iam not an ardent England fan, but I simply love to see Aussies lose and their losing an Ashes is simply a great feeling and it was about time their aura of supermacy was broken. Great work by Vaughan and Co., its time to celebrate!


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