England Beat Australia In Thrilling 2010 Ashes
England have beaten Australia in the 2010 Ashes for the first time in 24 years on Australian soil.
Before the first test between the two sides started, this contest could have gone either way with both sides coming into the tournament on the back of some great cricket with their teams filled with some of the world’s greatest players.
With England winning the Ashes in 2008 back in England, it meant that they headed to Australia only needing a draw to retain the small Ashes Cup.
They headed into the the superb Melbourne Cricket ground on a 1-1 tie with Australia. But having beaten them yesterday by a milestone, it left the 2-1 up against Australia, with only one remaining test match to be played in Sydney. The worst England could achieve was a draw, thus proclaiming victory once again for Andrew Strauss and his boys.
The likes of Chris Tremlett, Graeme Swann and Bresnan all shone for England as they each took a wicket as the impressive England side won by an innings and 157 runs.
Andrew Strauss, the captain of the victorious England team managed to keep his feet firmly on the ground at a time when emotions were probably running high througoht the camp. “We’ve got to keep our feet on the ground because there are many goals that we want to achieve both in this series and into the future,”
Shane Warne, recently in the news regarding his personal life with Liz Hurley, praised the English team for the way the played throughout the campiagn. He wrote on his twitter page, “Congrats to the England cricket team on retaining the ashes .. It has taken 24 years for England to do it in Australia.. Well done and Congrats.”
I’m sure Ricky Ponting and his boys will not want to loose the final test to save the countries cricket status form embarrassment.
Congratulations to England