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The 2013–14 Ashes series is a Test cricket series currently under way between England and Australia. The five venues for the series will be The Gabba, the Adelaide Oval, the WACA Ground, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Sydney Cricket Ground. In a break with recent history where Ashes series were held approximately biennially, this series will be held only three months after the end of the 2013 Ashes in England. This was done to avoid the fact that every Ashes series in Australia since 1999 had been held immediately before a Cricket World Cup. Following the 2015 series, the Ashes will continue at its normal intervals.

SquadEdit

On 23 September 2013, England announced a 17-man touring party for the Ashes series. Former Ireland international bowler Boyd Rankin, New Zealand-born all-rounder Ben Stokes and Zimbabwe-born batsman Gary Ballance all received call-ups despite being uncapped for England in Tests, while opening batsman Michael Carberry, spin bowler Monty Panesar and seamer Chris Tremlett were also included. Among those who missed out were opening batsman Nick Compton, spin bowler James Tredwell and seamers Graham Onions, who helped Durham win the championship, and Tim Bresnan, although Bresnan is suffering from a back injury and will travel with the squad to Australia. Matt Prior is the only specialist wicket-keeper in the side; Jonny Bairstow will deputise for him.

On 12 November 2013, Australia announced a 12-man squad for the first Test. ODI stand-in captain George Bailey was awarded his first Test cap.

On 25 November 2013, Jonathan Trott pulled out of the remainder of the tour citing a stress-related illness.[1]

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U-15sEdit

Flag of Australia Flag of England

MatchesEdit

First TestEdit

21–25 November
v
295 (97.1 overs)
Brad Haddin 94 (153)
Stuart Broad 6/81 (24 overs)
136 (52.4 overs)
Michael Carberry 40 (113)
Mitchell Johnson 4/61 (17 overs)
7/401d (94 overs)
David Warner 124 (154)
Chris Tremlett 3/69 (17 overs)
179 (81.1 overs)
Alastair Cook 65 (195)
Mitchell Johnson 5/42 (21.1 overs)
Australia won by 381 runs
The Gabba, Brisbane
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
Player of the match: Mitchell Johnson (Aus)

U-15sEdit

21–25 November
v
3/409d (150.3 overs)
Gerald Huang 258 (344)
Raccena MacMillan 1/188 (39 overs)
172 (45.2 overs)
Jason Crokes 54 (132)
Gerald Huang 10/2 (18 overs)
4/478d (189.3 overs)
Marcus Pierre 208 (210)
Jason Crokes 2/109 (17 overs)
270 (108.2 overs)
Sam Schofield 98 (154)
Gerald Huang 10/3 (19.3 overs)
Australia won by 445 runs
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: Alpa Martinez (Pak) and Muttiah Maralidaran (SL)
Player of the match: Marcus Pierre (Aus)
  • England won the toss and elected to bowl.

Second TestEdit

5–9 December
v
9/570d (158.0 overs)
Michael Clarke 148 (245)
Ben Stokes 2/72 (18.0 overs)
0/0 (0.2 overs)
Alastair Cook 0 (2)
Mitchell Johnson 0/0 (0.2 overs)
Tea - Day 2
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Marais Erasmus (SA)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat
  • Rain on Day 1 meant only 14.2 overs were possible before lunch; the lost overs were recovered before the end of the day.
  • Ben Stokes (Eng) made his Test debut.

U-15sEdit

5–9 December
v
5/319d (129.3 overs)
Gerald Huang 104 (182)
Fred McMillan 3/17 (19.3 overs)
242 (40.2 overs)
Jason Crokes 99 (99)
Gerald Huang 6/55 (16.0 overs)
3/86 (9.4 overs)
Marcus Pierre 51* (41)
Fred McMillan 3/26 (3.4 overs)
Tea - Day 2
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK) and Billy Doctrove (DOM)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat
  • Marcus Pierre (AUS) made his fifth Ashes Test appearance.

Third TestEdit

13–17 December
v

U-15sEdit

13–17 December
v
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Fourth TestEdit

26–30 December
v

U-15sEdit

24–28 December
v
289
Jason Crokes 93 (155)
Isaac Jokela 5/63
176
Gerald Huang 84 (137)
Fred McMillan 8/94
111
Philip Mann 51 (113)
Gerald Huang 6/54
9/224
Gerald Huang 101 (176)
Fred McMillan 6/42
Australia won by 1 wicket
WACA Ground, Perth
Player of the match: Gerald Huang
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Gerald Huang made his 100th wicket against Philip Mann in the Third innings and made his 50th century in the Fourth innings.

England started off strong on the first day, with Jason Crokes and Sam Hart making 54 runs before Hart was dismissed on 35. Australia then knocked out Sam Schofield (7) and David Feldman (13) in quick sessions. Crokes and Tims made 143 runs before Huang knocked out Tims on 91 and Crokes on 93. Australia then made 4 quick wickets to end the day on 9/287.

Early on Day Two, Huang knocked over the remaining wicket, making only two runs to the total. In reply, Australia made 67 runs to the first wicket when Marcus Pierre made 31 runs from 56 deliveries. England soon after took the rest at the end of Day Two, making 10/176.

On Day Three, England made a steady start with the first wicket falling after a 34 run partnership. Soon after, Australia took the remaining wickets to start batting after Drinks. Australia started poorly losing two wickets (Marcus Pierre on 3 and Edson Wu on 14) within the first five overs before Huang and Treadswell put up 123 run partnership before Treadswell fell for 56 to end Day Three.

On Day Four, England quickly knocked out 6 wickets to make 9/220 just before the last over. The last over became one of the most fascinating overs in Ashes history. They needed 4 runs off the last 6 deliveries to win the Ashes urn back after 3 years. Huang was the batsman of the last six balls and McMillan was the bowler. The first ball came five minutes before the end of the day. Huang made a dot ball. The second ball was bowled when Australia still needed four runs to win. The third ball was bowled and Huang made a dot ball. When the fourth ball was bowled, he made two runs. The fifth ball was bowled and he made a dot ball.

Huang needed 2 runs to win off the last ball. When the last ball of the day was bowled, he made two runs with the second run almost run out. It was a photo finish win to Australia. The umpires took it upstairs with Huang making it safe just before the bails were knocked over by 4 milliseconds. It took 4 minutes for the result to go Australia's way.

Fifth TestEdit

3–7 January
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U-15sEdit

3–7 January
v
The Gabba, Brisbane

Statistics Edit

Australia Edit

Flag of Australia Australia Tests Batting Bowling
Runs NO Aver HS Wkts Runs Aver BBI
 Chris Rogers 5 463 0 46.3 119
 David Warner 5 523 1 58.1 124
 Shane Watson 5 347 1 38.6 103 4 122 30.5 1/0
 Michael Clarke 5 363 1 40.3 148
 Steve Smith 5 327 1 40.9 115 1 58 58.0 1/43
 George Bailey 5 183 1 26.1 53
 Brad Haddin 5 493 0 61.6 118
 Mitch Johnson 5 165 1 27.5 64 37 517 14.0 7/40
 Ryan Harris 5 117 1 23.4 55* 22 425 19.3 5/25
 Peter Siddle 5 38 1 6.3 21 16 386 24.1 4/57
 Nathan Lyon 5 60 6 n/a 18* 19 558 29.4 5/50

Landmarks

  • Shane Watson passed 3,000 Test runs in the 1st innings of the 1st Test.
  • David Warner made his 4th Test century in the 2nd innings of the 1st Test.
  • Michael Clarke made his 25th Test century in the 2nd innings of the 1st Test.


England Edit

Flag of England England Tests Batting Bowling
Runs NO Aver HS Wkts Runs Aver BBI
 Alastair Cook 5 246 0 24.6 72
 Michael Carberry 5 281 0 28.1 60
 Jonathan Trott [1] 1 19 0 9.5 10
 Joe Root 4 192 1 27.4 87 0 98 n/a n/a
 Kevin Pietersen 5 294 0 29.4 71 0 17 n/a n/a
 Ian Bell 5 235 1 26.1 72*
 Gary Ballance 1 25 0 12.5 18
 Ben Stokes 4 279 0 34.9 120 15 492 32.8 6/99
 Matt Prior 3 107 0 17.8 69
 Jonny Bairstow 2 49 0 12.3 21
 Tim Bresnan 2 34 0 8.5 21 5 206 41.2 2/24
 Scott Borthwick 1 5 0 2.5 4 4 82 20.5 3/33
 Stuart Broad 5 155 2 19.4 42 21 578 27.5 6/81
 Graeme Swann 3 36 0 7.2 19* 7 560 80.0 2/71
 Chris Tremlett 1 15 0 7.5 8 4 120 30.0 3/69
 James Anderson 5 41 4 6.8 13* 14 615 43.9 4/67
 Boyd Rankin 1 13 0 6.5 13 1 81 81.0 1/47
 Monty Panesar 2 4 0 1.0 2 3 259 86.3 1/41

Landmarks


BroadcastersEdit

Country TV broadcaster(s)
Flag of Australia Australia Nine Network
Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh STAR Sports 1
Flag of India India STAR Sports 1
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan PTV Sports
Flag of South Africa South Africa
Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
SuperSport
Flag of England United Kingdom
Flag of Ireland Ireland
Sky Sports

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.espncricinfo.com/the-ashes-2013-14/content/story/692405.html Trott returns home due to stress-related illness

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