1961 Ashes: Benaud inspires series win

A famous series as Australia fought back to win the series 21 and retain the Ashes. This 1961 series was a personal triumph for skipper Richie Benaud.In the Third test England won by 8 wickets with Australia collapsing in their second innings from 99-2 to 120 all out thanks to Trueman's devastating spell of offcutters. He finished with figures of 6-30 having taken 5-58 in the first innings.In the 4th Test at Old Trafford skipper Richie Benaud helped his side win the Ashes with some mesmerising spin. Trailing after the first innings a century by Bill Lawry 102 helped set England a victory target of 256. From 150-1 England stumbled towards defeat when Benaud struck his 6 wickets sealing a 54 run victory with 20 minutes to go.

2008-11-30 00:00:00
Always wanted to see the famous "behind the legs" bowled that got Peter May and started the collapse that lost the Ashes for England. Thanks for posting.
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