English cricket team in Australia in 1970-71


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English cricket team in Australia in 1970-71

English cricket team in Australia in 1970-71

he England cricket team toured Australia in the 1970-71 season to play a six-match Test series against Australia for The Ashes.
The Third Test at Melbourne was abandoned without a ball being bowled. England's captain Ray Illingworth had won the toss and decided to field but rain began at that point and eventually caused the abandonment. The game was replaced by the first-ever Limited Overs International on what should have been the final day of the Test Match. Despite misgivings on the part of the England team, it was decided to stage a 7th Test so that the full complement of six matches could be completed.
England won the series 2-0 with four matches drawn and one abandoned, so England regained The Ashes for the first time since 1959.

English cricket team in Australia in 1970-71 Results

1st Test at Brisbane Cricket Ground – match drawn
2nd Test at Western Australia Cricket Association Ground – match drawn
3rd Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground – game abandoned
4th Test at Sydney Cricket Ground – England won by 299 runs
5th Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground – match drawn
6th Test at Adelaide Oval – match drawn
7th Test at Sydney Cricket Ground – England won by 62 runs

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.