Team England's ASHES VICTORY is a blow-by-blow account of England's progress in the most dramatic Ashes series in history, from the players own viewpoint. With England's improvement under Michael Vaughan, the 2005 Ashes series was eagerly anticipated by all sports fans; all tickets were sold out months in advance. The first day at Lord's saw Australia spectacularly bowled out for just 190, and then England were 92 for 7 in reply. It seemed as though we'd seen one of the greatest days of Test cricket ever. In fact, it was only the beginning of a remarkable series...England went on to lose that match, before winning the second Test by 2 runs (the closest Ashes victory in history), drawing the third (when they failed to dismiss Australia's last pair), and then winning the fourth amid scenes of unbearable tension to go into the last Test with an unbeatable 2-1 series lead. In this fascinating inside account, the players reveal their emotions at key moments, and explain how they set about taking on the formidable Aussies.
Packed with brilliant photographs of the best action and behind-the-scenes moments, this is a superb, must-have book for everyone who enjoyed the most exciting Ashes series in history.
The England team is as follows: Marcus Trescothick (Somerset), Andrew Strauss (Middlesex), Michael Vaughan, captain (Yorkshire), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Kevin Pietersen (Hampshire), Andrew Flintoff (Lancashire), Geraint Jones (Kent), Ashley Giles (Warwickshire), Matthew Hoggard (Yorkshire), Steve Harmison (Durham), Simon Jones (Glamorgan).