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For an avid follower of Test cricket, Ashes is supposed to be one of the thrilling contests that is played between Australia and England.

If one opens the archives of this blockbuster series then they will discover collections of historic moments that were glorious for the respective teams and their fans.

Australia are the current holders of Ashes after they drew 2-2 in 2019 in England to retain the urn. Australia had blanked England 4-0 in the 2017/18 series at home.

England pacer Jofra Archer made his Test debut in the 2019 Ashes and made it a remarkable one by claiming 22 wickets from four games. Twice in the series he picked six wickets in an innings with 6/45 in Leeds followed by 6/62 in the final match in London.

Jofra Archer, Marnus Labuschagne.
Jofra Archer, Marnus Labuschagne. Image-Twitter

As Ashes is the oldest rivalry in the cricket world, the modern day players will have to struggle a lot to enter in the record books.

Let us look at the five best bowling figures in an innings of the historic Ashes.

5 Best Bowling Figures of Ashes

5) Frank Laver: 8/31 (Manchester, 1909)

Australia were bowled out for 147 in the first innings after both Sydney Barnes (5/56) and Colin Blythe (5/63) picked a five-for each in the fourth Test match in Manchester.

Frank Laver
Frank Laver.

Laver stood up for the visitors, barring both the England openers, the medium-pacer scalped eight wickets to fold up their opponents’ innings on 119.

Laver played 15 Test matches for Australia and picked a total of 37 wickets at an average of 26.05.

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