Ashes 2005 or Ashes 2009

Discussion in 'The Ashes 2009' started by Gurjot95, Aug 24, 2009.

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Which series was best?

  1. Ashes 2005

    82.6%
  2. Ashes 2009

    8.7%
  3. None of them

    6.5%
  4. All the Ashes series are crap.

    2.2%
  1. Gurjot95 National Board President

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    Which series you think was the most memorable and best series?

    I think Ashes 2005 was most the exiting and thrilling series esp. with 3 runs victory by England.
     
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    2005 was more unexpected. We were playing a team of legends and hadn't won for 20 odd years. The teams were more evenly matched this time round but the team we beat was a young one yet to make their names.
     
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    2005 was way better, better players, better performances, better matches.
     
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    Agree. In 2005 Australian team was full of Legends and there was many memorable moments which people still remember.
     
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    None of them, we lost both.
     
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    2005 FTW. It was incredible.
     
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    last time we actually deserved to lose.......
     
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    There was a series in between you know... and I pick that one.
     
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    Both are good in my opinion but ashes2005 was better but 09 was also great because of england win again.;)
     
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    I vote 2006/07.
     
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    Easily 2005 (which was also better than 06/07).

    England had better players back then and the Australian team was almost mythical in its awesomeness.

    But most of all, each Test provided riveting drama of some sort - Lord's was the worst for tension but for the first couple of days it was immense. After the Lord's test of '05 - almost every single session in the series was key.

    06/07 was just a complete whitewash. I'm sure most Aussies would agree that the '05 series was easily much better in terms of excitement and in terms of pure cricket.

    This year was ok, but each test was completely dominated by one side or the other.
     
  12. Covvy Panel of Selectors

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    Hopefully 2010/11's there next year;)
     
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    2005 was much better compare to 2009, involving so many maestros :) but 2006 was the best, a complete whitewash :p I have voted for 2005 tbh we lost but still, it has some great cricket memories.
     
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    Couldn't of said it any better. Every match was one sided

    Cardiff - Aus
    Lords - Eng
    Edgebaston - Eng
    Headingly- Aus
    Oval - Eng

    So when you look at it like that, England actually did deserve the Ashes even though all the stats point to Australia. There bowling attack simply performed better than ours. Bowlers win matches, batters set them up.
     
  15. NICK_GIFF Club Captain

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    Stevo - did you steal that last line from Warney?? Pretty sure he said exactly the same thing yesterday. :D

    ...or perhaps he stole it from you... :spy

    The whole skew in Stats is down to the fact that Australia were utterly utterly dominant at Cardiff and Headingley, whereas England didn't 'dominate' nearly so much in the Tests they dominated.
     

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