1. Aussie teen breaks the Test record score for number 11
Few who were watching the first Ashes Test this summer will forget Ashton Agar, who cemented his place in Australian sporting history when he narrowly missed out on a century on his debut Ashes Test.
2. Bad boy David Warner booed on by England fans…
Banned for the first two Tests of the series, for punching England player, Joe Root in a Birmingham bar earlier in the summer, David Warner made a return to the Aussie team for the third Test. Unsurprisingly; he was not well received by the Manchester crowd.
3. And booed off by the Aussies after wasting review!
Warner had faced just 10 balls before being caught out. With only five runs to call his own, Warner then wasted a review by appealing the decision, when it was clear that he was out — not a popular decision with anyone, from any side.
4. Review technology controversy for Pietersen
No series has been so fraught with debate and drama surrounding the umpire review system technology, first introduced four years ago. A key moment was when Kevin Pietersen failed to have the decision which caught him out overturned, due to hot spot technology not recording an edge, despite sound detectors picking up a clear noise as the ball passed the bat.
5. Rain sees England retain Ashes
A day of rain in the good old UK meant that the third Test at Old Trafford ended in a draw, despite the English team ending the day 295 runs shy of victory. As a result, the best the Australian team and nation can now hope for is a draw. There’s always next time though eh?
Fancy heading home to cheer the challengers on in the next Test Series? England will this year be travelling to Australia straight on the back of their home Ashes series for the first time since the 1970s, and you could be there too.
There’ll be lots more home tickets available, so transfer some funds to your Aussie bank account the easy way with Travelex International Payments and book up now – the fight is on this November!