This Ashes series has been a roller coaster ride.From the first ball of the series, when Mitchell Starc clean bowled Rory Burns at the Gabba, it was clear that these Tests would be full of drama and gripping storylines.This was the tour from hell for England.Australia were nearly perfect, save for a great comeback by England in Sydney to save the test. And now Australia has won the final and fifth tests, completing a 4-0 sweep of the Ashes.
However, it appeared at one point that England would finally break through, winning the final test and achieving the target of 272. England’s openers provided a solid start for the first time in the series. They were 68 to none at one point. Many began to believe that they could end the Ashes on a high note. Former England captain Michael Vaughan also tweeted in support of England’s batting, saying that they could achieve this target against Australia’s relentless attack.
Who’d have guessed that England’s batting would collapse like a house of cards after that? They batted poorly throughout the game, going from 68 for 0 to 124 for all out. They also lost all ten of their wickets for just 56 runs. And it went horribly wrong for Michael Vaughan, who couldn’t believe what had happened to his team. Whether you call it his bad luck or not, the collapse occurred shortly after his tweet. Former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer also took a funny dig at Vaughan’s tweet in his own style.
Fans were also not forgotten at this event, and they poked fun at Vaughan’s tweet in the process.