Australian cricket team in England in 2001

Australian Cricket Team In England In 2001

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The 2001 cricket series between England and Australia for the Ashes was played in England from 5 July to 27 August 2001. Australia won the Test series 4-1 and retained the Ashes that had been in their possession since the 1989 Ashes series.

Glenn McGrath and Mark Butcher were named Players of the Series. The series also marked the retirement of former England captain Mike Atherton, who finished his international career after the Fifth and final Test.

First Test, 5 – 8 July 2001

The First Test was a comprehensive victory for Australia.

Adam Gilchrist was awarded man of the match for his 152, hit from just 143 balls, but it was Shane Warne who took the bowling plaudits. Warne's eight wickets for exactly 100 runs saw England dismissed for less than 300 in the first innings, despite a 103 run 10th wicket partnership between Alec Stewart and last man Andy Caddick. Australia were on the back foot in their innings, with three wickets down and still considerably in arrears, but they recovered to compile a 270 run lead, on the back of Gilchrist's counter-attacking and hundreds for Steve Waugh and Damien Martyn. England subsided in their second innings from 142-2 to be all out for just 164 runs.

Second Test: 19 – 22 July 2001

Third Test: 2 – 6 August 2001

Australia retained the Ashes with a seven-wicket victory over England in the third Test at Trent Bridge. England won the toss and chose to bat first, England needed to win the game to give them a outisde chance of winning...
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