England vs Australia: List of unbreakable records in Ashes
The mega tournament between England and Australia, Ashes 2019 is all set to start from August 1 onwards at Edgbaston. Cricket's biggest rivalry is set to grip the world with two of the best teams set to fight a gruesome battle. Over the years, we have witnessed several records being scripted by players. Here we look at some of the unbreakable records in Ashes.
Sir Donald Bradman's majestic feats could stay on forever
The GOAT, Sir Donald Bradman scored 5,028 runs in Ashes from 1928 to 1948. The next in the list is England's Sir Jack Hobbs (3,636 runs). It is almost impossible for any cricketer to get past the tally of Bradman in Ashes. Notably, Bradman slammed 19 Ashes centuries. This is also an outstanding achievement and one that would perhaps never be surpassed.
Sir Leonard Hutton's top score has never been crossed
Sir Leonard Hutton scripted a top score of 364 against the Aussies in 1938. Since then, nobody has come closer to this feat. Hutton's 364 could remain as the highest individual score by a batsman in Ashes for a long time.
Warne's Ashes wickets a distant dream for many
Shane Warne accounted for 195 wickets in his Ashes career. The legendary spinner, whose Ashes career spanned from 1993-2007, sits on the top of the list. The next best is Glenn McGrath (157 scalps). It is safe to say that Warne's record could remain on forever. Out of the current bowlers, veteran pacer James Anderson has 104 Ashes wickets.
Other records that might never be broken
Bradman's 974 runs in a single edition of the Ashes came in 1930. Former Aussie wicket-keeper Ian Healy accounted for 135 dismissals in his Ashes career. Ian Botham amassed 54 catches as an outfielder. Australia conceded 61 extras in the Ashes Test in 1989. WH Ponsford and Bradman's 451-run stand for the second wicket is an all-time Ashes record for the highest partnership.
Ashes: A look at Allan Border's records
Allan Border captained Australia in 28 Ashes Tests. He holds the record for the most number of matches as a skipper. Interestingly, he also has the most number of wins by a captain (13).