The Ashes is cricket’s oldest and one of the most celebrated rivalries. The Ashes originated in 1882 and is generally played biennially. In the beginning, England fully dominated the series and won the first eight Ashes. During this time, they secured some of the Ashes biggest wins.
List of Ashes Biggest Wins By Innings :
The biggest win in Ashes by margin is of an innings and 579 runs when England defeated Australia in the final match of the 1938 Ashes at The Oval. Batting first after winning the toss, English batsmen put a total of 907 runs on the board at the loss of seven wickets before the innings was declared. This total is the highest Test innings total to feature a batsman with a duck. In their first innings, Australia got all out for 201 runs and was asked to follow-on by England. In the second innings, all Australian batsmen were back in the pavilion for 123 runs, giving England the largest victory in Ashes.
List of Ashes Biggest Wins By Runs :
The biggest wins by runs in Ashes belong to England when they defeated Australia by 675 runs in the 27th Ashes, in 1928. It was the first test if the series in Brisbane. Batting first England scored 521 runs. In response, the Australian batsmen were not able to do well and were bowled out for 122 runs. In the second innings, England scored 342 runs before declaring the innings, thus giving a target of 742 runs. The Aussies were bowled out for a paltry 66, as England won the match by 675 runs.
List of Ashes Biggest Wins By Wickets :
The biggest win by wickets in Ashes is of 10 wickets, which has been done a total of nine times. Out of these nine 10 wicket victories, Australia has six to their name. The first 10 wickets win came in the 1885 Ashes at Melbourne where England defeated Australia to win their third consecutive Ashes. Australia’s first 10 wickets win came in 1899 at Lord’s, the year they won their first Ashes on English soil.