Fight for The Ashes
The Ashes Series 2019 is to be held in England, with the five tests being played between August and September.
Australia regained the Ashes during the 2017/18 series, winning 4 of the tests and drawing the other.
England vs Australia
When: 1st August - 16th September, 2019
Number of Tests: 5
|1st-5th August||1st Ashes Test||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|RESULT: Australia won by 251 runs
Australia 284 (80.4 overs) / England 374 (135.5 overs)
|14th-18th August||2nd Ashes Test||Lord's, London|
|RESULT: Match drawn
England 258 (77.1 overs) / Australia 250 (94.3 overs)
|22nd-26th August||3rd Ashes Test||Headingley, Leeds|
|RESULT: England won by 1 wicket
Australia - 179 (52.1 overs) / England - 67 (27.5 overs)
|4th-8th September||4th Ashes Test||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|RESULT: Australia won by 185 runs
Australia - 497/8d (126 overs) / England - 301 (107 overs)
|12th-16th September||5th Ashes Test||The Oval, London|
|RESULT: England won by 135 runs
England - 294 (87.1 overs) / Australia - 225 (68.5 overs)
The Ashes - Possibly the greatest rivalry in sport, not just cricket. Enland against Australia, the historic Test Series that dates back originally to 1882.
It is played every 2 years, and alternates between the UK and Australia for the venues.
England lost the first match which was played at The Oval. An obituary published in The Sporting Times stated mockingly that:
"The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia."
The captain of the English side, The Honorable Ivo Bligh, promised to bring the 'Ashes' home the next winter, embracing the term that had created by the newspaper.
Australia are the more successful of the two sides, winning more Ashes Tests than England (130 of the 325 matches compared to England's 106 victories) throughout the history of the series.
Austalia have also won the most series with 33 overall wins, that puts them just one series ahead going into this competition.
Test Matches Played: 330
Test Match, Number of Victories: Australia - 134
Test Match, Number of Victories: England - 106
No. of Series Won: 33
No. of Series Lost: 32
No. of Series Drawn: 5
No. of Series Won: 32
No. of Series Lost: 33
No. of Series Drawn: 5
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