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Ashes: Australia too strong in 1990-1

Allan Border's Australia outperformed England in all departments and cruised to a comfortable 3-0 series win.

England - specifically David Gower and John Morris - hit the heights in a Tiger Moth aircraft, but rarely on the cricket pitch. Gower would probably have been sent home for his much-publicised prank (flying over the ground during an England game against Queensland) had he not be one of the few English players in form; his sublime century in the Second Test at Melbourne couldn't prevent an eight wicket defeat, which put England 2-0 down in the series.

Bruce Reid, Australia's 6'7" fast bowler, was the chief destroyer at the MCG and in this series, taking 27 wickets in four Tests. A brilliant century on debut from Mark Waugh at Adelaide was another highlight, suggesting years of Australian dominance lay ahead.

Commentators: Jim Maxwell, Tim Lane, Bob Massie, Neville Oliver, Brian Johnston, Rod Marsh


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