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Cricket quiz: the 2005 Ashes


It was 15 years ago but can you recall the details of that glorious summer for English cricket?

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Who took the first wicket of the series?

Matthew Hoggard

Steve Harmison

Andrew Flintoff

Simon Jones

Which England substitute caught Ricky Ponting in the second innings at Lord’s?

John Francis

Trevor Penney

Gary Pratt

James Hildreth

Who was in the England squad for four of the five matches without playing in the series?

James Anderson

Chris Tremlett

Jon Lewis

Gareth Batty

England famously smashed 407 in 79.2 overs on the first day of the second Test at Edgbaston. How many sixes did they hit?

6

8

10

12

The substitute Gary Pratt famously ran out Ricky Ponting in the fourth Test at Trent Bridge. Who was the other Australian batsman involved in that fateful run?

Justin Langer

Matthew Hayden

Damien Martyn

Michael Clarke

Which Australian batsman said: “I knew I’d hit rock bottom when one night I rolled over in bed to give my wife Mel a kiss goodnight and all I saw was Freddie Bloody Flintoff”?

Damien Martyn

Simon Katich

Adam Gilchrist

Michael Clarke

Who topped the bowling averages with one wicket at an average of 9?

Simon Katich

Paul Collingwood

Ricky Ponting

Ian Bell

Who took the best bowling figures in an innings during the series?

Simon Jones

Andrew Flintoff

Glenn McGrath

Shane Warne

Which brand of mints did Marcus Trescothick suck to help shine the ball?

Murray Mints

Fox’s Glacier Mints

Trebor Extra Strong Mints

Polo Mints

Who was the only player to score two centuries in the series?

Kevin Pietersen

Ricky Ponting

Justin Langer

Andrew Strauss

1 and above.

Don’t worry. It was 15 years ago.

2 and above.

Don’t worry. It was 15 years ago.

3 and above.

Ah well. Don’t worry. It was 15 years ago.

4 and above.

Ah well. Don’t worry. It was 15 years ago.

5 and above.

A fine score. Well played.

6 and above.

A fine score. Well played.

7 and above.

That is a superb score. Well played.

8 and above.

That is a superb score. Raise your bat to the crowd in celebration.

9 and above.

That is a superb score. Raise your bat to the crowd in celebration.

0 and above.

Don’t worry. It was 15 years ago.

10 and above.

That is a superb score. Raise your bat to the crowd in celebration.

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