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Major rivalries - England v Australia at ICC events

A look at the encounters between the two nations at ICC events

Major rivalries - England v Australia at ICC events - Cricket News
Michael Bevan and Andy Bichel celebrate a remarkable win in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003
England v Australia, ICC Cricket World Cup, 18 June 1975, Headingley

On a Headingley pitch with more than a hint of green tinge, 16 wickets fell for just 132 runs in an incredible opening to this semi-final. England was bowled out for 93 - although even that was a recovery from 37 for seven - before Australia slumped to 39 for six in the reply. Gary Gilmour returned the amazing figures of 12-6-14-6 in England's innings with Max Walker backing him up with three for 22. England skipper Mike Denness (27) top-scored for the tournament hosts with Geoff Arnold (18 not out) the only other player to reach double-figures. Gilmour (28 not out) then added to his wickets in the reply by steering his side to a four-wicket victory in an unbeaten stand of 55 with Doug Walters (20 not out). 

England v Australia, ICC Cricket World Cup, 8 November 1987, Kolkata

Australia beat England in a tense final to claim its first ICC Cricket World Cup title. This match will forever be synonymous with the ill-fated reverse sweep that England captain Mike Gatting (41) played off counterpart Allan Border when his side was looking good in pursuit of 254. Bill Athey (58) and Allan Lamb (45) also fell at key moments as Australia hung on for a seven-run win. David Boon (75) had earlier top-scored for Australia with Mike Veletta providing a vital late boost with 45 not out off 31 balls.

England v Australia, ICC Cricket World Cup, 2 March 2003, Port Elizabeth

Michael Bevan carved a niche for himself as the premier ODI finisher during a long career for Australia. One of his most famous efforts of snatching victory from the jaws of defeat came against England in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003. Australia was reeling at 135 for eight, needing 205 for victory, before Andy Bichel joined Bevan at the crease. Bichel (34 not out) blazed away while Bevan (74 not out) held steady at the other end to get their side home with just two balls to spare. Bichel had earlier picked up an incredible seven for 20 before Andy Caddick - four for35 - put England in pole position. 

England v Australia, ICC Champions Trophy, 21 September 2004, Edgbaston England served notice to the Australians of what was to come in the following year's Ashes with a comprehensive victory in this semi-final meeting. England captain Michael Vaughan enjoyed a memorable all-round match, picking up two wickets before hitting 86 in England's successful pursuit of 260. Darren Gough picked up three wickets for England while Damien Martyn top-scored for Australia with 65. Marcus Trescothick (81) helped Vaughan put on 140 for the second-wicket in reply before Andrew Strauss (52 not out) saw the team home. 

England v Australia, ICC World Twenty20, 16 May 2010, Barbados England secured its long-awaited first ICC title when it defeated Australia in the ICC World Twenty20 final in Bridgetown. Australia made a disastrous start to its innings, collapsing to eight for three with Ryan Sidebottom striking twice. David Hussey (59) and Cameron White (30) rallied their side but 147 for six still appeared a little under-par. England got home for the loss of just three wickets after 17 overs. Craig Kieswetter (63) and Kevin Pietersen (47) broke the back of the chase in a second-wicket stand of 111.

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