England has won 106 Ashes tests, 28 fewer than Australia, and 32 series wins, one fewer than Australia. The statistics show that the rivalry is very close.
England won its first Test match in 1877 at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), by an innings and 39 runs. It was also the first time that Australia lost a test match. In fact, Australia's first test defeat came at the hands of an English team, made up mainly of amateur players. Since then, both countries have won and lost several matches but the gap between them has always been narrow. In fact, if you add up all the series that England has won since its first victory, it comes to just one more than Australia has winning records. That makes the rivalry very close.
Australia won its first Test match in 1877-78 at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) by an innings and 119 runs. It remained its record win until 1938 when it was beaten by England. Since then, Australia has usually had the upper hand over England. However, recent years have seen the balance shift in favor of the English team. In 2004, England won the 5-test series 4-1 and became the first foreign team to beat Australia on Australian soil for 76 years.
England have played 1036 test matches as of January 18, 2021, winning 377 and losing 309 of them (with 350 draws). Cricket in test matches. The squad has won the Ashes 32 times, one less than its opponent, Australia.
|1st Test||March 1877|
|Last Test||September 2019|
England have played 1,036 Test matches as of July 10, 2021, winning 377 and losing 309 of them (with 350 draws). England competes for the Ashes, one of the most iconic trophies in sports, in the Test series against Australia, and they have won the urn 32 times. England has also played 760 One-Day Internationals (ODIs), winning 383 of them. They compete for The Cricket World Cup - an annual event where each country tries to be world champion in this sport. England has won the cup 23 times so far.
England's first Test match was held at Lord's between MCC and England XI on June 1, 1877. This was the first time that cricket had been played outside India. The English captain was Charles Bannerman who made his debut in the middle order. His opening partner was Alfred Shaw who went on to become a legendary player in his own right. The only other survivor of that match is Charles Bannerman who died in 1889 aged 36 years old.
England's first home Test match was played at The Oval between England and Australia on August 5, 1928. The host nation won the match by an innings and 128 runs to take away The Ashes. The Australian captain was Herbert Fisher who made his debut in the top flight. His opening partner was Warwick Armstrong who went on to become one of the greatest batsmen in history.
England's last match before the Second World War was played against Australia at The Oval on August 5, 1939.
In the 1882/83 season, the inaugural Ashes test series was played. England won the first eight Ashes series before Australia took the urn for the first time in 1891/92. The 2019 Ashes champions
In reality, Australia has surpassed England in terms of Ashes test and series victories. England has won 106 Ashes tests, 28 fewer than Australia, and 32 series wins, one fewer than Australia.
Even if England wins the final Test to even the series at 2-2, Australia will retain the urn due to their prior series victory. With a victory, Paine's men will become the first Australian team to win an Ashes series in England since 2001. In our live blog, you can see how the action unfolded.
England's cricket squad, champion of the 2005 Ashes series
Overall, Australia has 33 series wins, England has 32 series wins, and five series have been tied. As a result, this Ashes series is really significant! However, in recent years, Australia has dominated the competition.
Before Australia became a competitive side, the score in the first 12 series was 11-1. After that season, the rivalry became even more heated. In reality, Australia has surpassed England in terms of Ashes test and series victories. The current tally is Australia 24, England 4.
The series starts at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham on August 5, 1955. This will be the first Test match played by both countries after World War II. It will also be the first time England has visited Australia for a five-match series.
Here are the details of the first Ashes series:* England won the coin toss and decided to go into battle at Edgbaston, where they had never lost before. Also, this was their home ground where they enjoyed considerable support from the crowd. * Australia started well with Bill Brown making 103 and Ray Lindwall taking 3/20 as England were dismissed for 189. However, England's reply was hampered by injuries to key players including captain Len Hutton who was forced to retire hurt. He died a few days later. Charles Bannerman took his 100th run against the Australian bowlers. During his career, he had scored many big centuries including three hundreds in an innings. So, this was quite a milestone for him. Finally, after nearly seven hours of play, Charles Bannerman retired hurt.
England's 2-1 Test series victory in India was their first since the 1984-85 trip. Former England captain Michael Vaughan stated that the series triumph was more significant than the 2010-11 Ashes series victory in Australia.