20/07/81: Ian Botham's innings rescues the Ashes for England

Monday 20 July 1981 was Day 4 of the the third test Match between Australia and England. It was the day of England's 2nd innings. The six Test matches of the summer of 1981 between England and Australia were played between 18 June - 1 September 1981.
Despite having been 1–0 down after two Tests, England won the next three Tests to finish 3–1 victors (with two draws), thus retaining the Ashes. The series is popularly known as Botham's Ashes, owing to the remarkable performances of Ian Botham with both bat and ball.

full story: theguardian.com

England won the test the following day by 18 runs.

Geoff Boycott hands Ian Botham a stump and a tired Bob Willis waits for the presentation ceremony, England v Australia, 3rd Test, Headingley, 5th day, July 21, 1981 

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