HomeICC Cricket World CupAustraliaOn this day: Australia witness Their Third-Biggest Victory in Ashes

On this day: Australia witness Their Third-Biggest Victory in Ashes

On this day, July 19 in 2015, Australia witnesses the third-biggest victory in one of the most prestigious cricket tournaments in the world, the Ashes.

Australia made an unimaginable comeback in Ashes 2015 by claiming a splendid win over hosts England at the home of cricket, Lord’s. Trailing 0-1 in the 5-match series the Aussies backed themselves to secure a victory in the second Test and draw level the series.

The victory at Lord’s marked their third-biggest victory over England in test cricket with 405 runs after 562 runs win in 1934 and 409 runs win in 1948. Interestingly, all of the three biggest wins for Australia in Ashes came in English land so far.

 Australia’s Third Biggest Victory In The Ashes

Australia took control of the Lord’s Test early on and never let England off the hook.

With a strong 284-run stand for the second wicket, Chris Rogers and Steven Smith helped Australia compile a massive first-innings total of 556 runs. Rogers was unable to reach his double ton, but Smith made sure he did.

After batters, Australian bowlers then showed their bowlers and restricted the English side for 312 to hand Australia a lead of 254 runs.

The visitors then declared their second innings at 254 for eight and gave England a challenging 509-run target. In response to a tough situation, England’s batters once again failed and were bowled out for 103, giving Australia a resounding victory by 405 runs.

Steven Smith was given the man-of-the-match title for scoring 273 runs with the help of a double-ton in 1st innings and a 50-plus score in 2nd.

While Mitchell Johnson remained the pick of the bowlers for Australia as he completed the match finished with match figures of 6/80,

However, after losing the second test by a huge margin England bounced back strongly and defeated Australia in the next two games to secure the 5-match series by 3-2.

The Biggest Victory In Ashes:

The biggest victory recorded in the Ashes belonged to England though. 94 years back, England defeated Australia by a huge margin of 675 runs at Brisbane is the biggest victory recorded in Ashes, followed by Australia’s 562, 409, and 384.

 

 

Vineet Vashisht
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