Best 5 knocks in Ashes history

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ADAM GILCHRIST

AFTER SCINTILLATING TONS FROM MICHAEL HUSSEY AND MICHAEL CLARKE, WICKETKEEPER-BATTER ADAM GILCHRIST ALSO TOOK ENGLAND'S BOWLING UNIT TO THE CLEANERS.

ADAM GILCHRIST

SMASHING AN UNBEATEN CENTURY OFF JUST 57 DELIVERIES, GILCHRIST NOTCHED UP THE FASTEST TON IN THE HISTORY OF THE ASHES. THE KEEPER-BATTER’S UNBEATEN KNOCK OF 102

BEN STOKES

STOKES, WHO WAS BATTING ON 61, REFUSED TO GIVE UP AND PLAYED A COUPLE OF EXQUISITE STROKES AGAINST NATHAN LYON TO CHEER UP ENGLISH SPECTATORS IN THE STANDS

BEN STOKES

IN THE END, THE SOUTHPAW TOOK HIS SIDE HOME BY ONE WICKET, WITH HIS INCREDIBLE UNBEATEN INNINGS OF 135.

STEVE SMITH

SMITH PLAYED HIS BEST KNOCK IN THE SERIES AND HELPED THE AUSSIES TO REGISTER A MASSIVE 185-RUN TRIUMPH OVER THE ENGLISH SIDE.

STEVE SMITH

PLAYING HIS PART EXCEPTIONALLY, THE VETERAN CHALKED UP 211 RUNS AND HELPED HIS TEAM TO ACCUMULATE A COLOSSAL TOTAL OF 497 ON THE BOARD

KEVIN PIETERSEN

ALONG WITH OPENER ALASTAIR COOK, PIETERSEN BUILT A 175-RUN PARTNERSHIP THAT CREATED PRESSURE ON AUSTRALIA’S BOWLING UNIT.

KEVIN PIETERSEN

RIDING ON PIETERSEN’S SENSATIONAL BATTING EFFORTS, ENGLAND TOOK A 1-0 LEAD OVER THE HOSTS. FOR HIS OUTSTANDING KNOCK, HE ALSO BECAME THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH AT THE END OF THE CONTEST.

ALASTAIR COOK

THE OPENING TEST OF THE ASHES 2010-11 CONCLUDED IN A DRAW BUT FOR ENGLAND FANS, THE CONTEST BECAME SPECIAL DUE TO ALASTAIR COOK’S STANDOUT BATTING PERFORMANCE IN THE SECOND INNINGS.

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