Special Sub-Topic: England v. Australia Test History
|At the Oval in 1938, England compiled a massive score, setting a test record which lasted for almost six decades. How many runs did England score?|
7 for 903. England batted first and dominated every session.
|Who was captain of the England team during the infamous bodyline series of 1932-33?|
Douglas Jardine. Jardine developed bodyline, or 'leg theory' as he liked to call it, to counter the brilliance of Australia's Don Bradman.
|How many times have England defeated Australia after being forced to follow on?|
Twice. Once in 1894-95 and again in 1981.
|Which English batsman dominated the 1986-87 series?|
Chris Broad. Broad, an opener, scored three centuries in the five tests.
|How many times, out of seven series, did England win the Ashes between 1988 and 2001? (This includes the 2001 series in England.)|
Zero times. Australia won seven ashes series in a row from 1987 to 2001. A record between the countries.
|What was the name given to the Australian team that toured England in 1948?|
The Invincibles. The were called the Invincibles because they did not lose a match during the entire tour.
|In 1938, Len Hutton broke Don Bradman's record (334 runs) of the highest score in England-Australia tests. How many runs did Hutton score?|
364. The other scores did not occur in England-Australia tests.
|One of the most exciting finishes to a test match occureed at the MCG in 1982. England won by the slender margin of three runs. Which two Australians almost stole the game with a partnership for the tenth wicket?|
Allan Border and Jeff Thomson. Thomson was dropped in the slips by Chris Tavare, but Geoff Miller backed up to take the rebound.
|One of the most exciting finishes to a test match occured at the MCG in 1982. England won by the slender margin of three runs. Another close finish occured on the same ground in 1998: which fast bowler took 6 for 60 to win the game for England?|
Dean Headley. Australia were chasing a small total but succumbed to pressure and good bowling.
|What was remarkable about the result of the centenary test match in 1977?|
Same result and margin as the first ever test. Australia won both matches by 45 runs.
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