Australia surrenders before English bowlers.England regains Ashes Trophy 2015

April 26, 2023 10:09 am14 commentsViews: 68

The England’s winning of Ashes 2015 series is hyphenated with the appointment of Australian coach. It is well said if you can’t beat them, do steal their coach. This is well suited after 52-year-old Trevor Bayliss took over the charge and made the team to play attacking brand of cricket.

The result in Ashes was unbelievable and the same says captain Alastair Cook that the win is ‘beyond belief.’ He added England won critical moments and the players have surprised him by beating Australia by an innings and 78 runs.

It is truly surprising as in the 2013-14 Ashes England lost the series by 5-0. The team was knocked out of the World Cup too this year in March in the just the group stages. Their last two Test series were also not satisfactory. Both were draw by 1-1 with West Indies and New Zealand. The team was criticized heavily and Cook too for the defensive style of captaincy.

A massive blow for the Aussies came from right-arm fast bowler Ryan Harris’ knee injury and thereafter announcement of retirement from international cricket just couple of days before the series started. He was a great guy and had taken 24 wickets at 19.58 in the 2013 Ashes.

The second blow’s blame could go to wicketkeeper Brad Haddin who shelled out a straightforward chance on the first day of the series in Cardiff when Joe Root edged Mitchell Starc. The top order of England was then exposed brutally and crumbled 43-3. The miss helped Root to score 134 and also to lay the foundation of 169-run win.

The third mistake for Aussies was its one of the most clearest tactics that failed. They wanted to take the advantage of biggest weakness of England by getting after the off-spin bowling of Moeen Ali. However, in the series the tactic backfired and celebrated batsmen Steve Smith and Michael Clarke perished trying to take him in the first innings of the first Test in Cardiff.

The biggest answer to England’s win is 24-year-old Stuart Broad who had his best day of his career at Trent Bridge. He took 8-15 in the first innings, which is considered as the best for England in Test match since Devon Malcolm’s 9-57 in 1994 against South Africa. His five-for in 19 balls was the quickest.

As a whole, the triumph turned into festive with crowd roaring at the heroes of England who won the Ashes series after a dismal world cup.


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