Act 5: In Which The Light Shines Brightly.

Test 907: England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 13th-17th 1981
England won by 103 runs

Crushed.
Shattered.
The cracks now splits,
Weakness apparent,
Division now riven,
Australia down.

Tormentor in chief Botham
Has just one more card to play.

And what a card!
And what a hand!
One hundred and eighteen!
Thirteen fours, six sixes.

A brutal demolition,
Of Lillee, of Alderman,
Of Australia,
Of the Ashes,
And England win. Oh, England win.

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