On June 13, 2005 (a year ago tomorrow), this happened. Ah, that was a belter – and the spark which ignited the summer.
Interesting what Stu said:
A very fair account from an understandably excited English supported – and good luck to you!
And youâ€™re right, while it is â€œonly 20/20â€³ and the Aussie press will make a number of statements about why it doesnâ€™t matter, I for one would still rather have won it, and on past tours, against lesser English sides, the result wouldâ€™ve been reversed – so enjoyâ€¦
â€¦youâ€™re also right on another point, I still say wait for the testsâ€¦
12 months on and half the squad are on crutches, or worse, and we’re facing a very fine Pakistan team ahead of this winter’s Ashes. I’m off back to the steaming, stinking, rat-infested, unfriendly, over-priced, watch-your-wallet, don’t-look-at-me-or-else, mind-the-gap, mine’s-a-pint, bastard brilliant city of London now.