England Cricket Board shares a video of all the amazing moments this Summer
The only disappointment this summer was the loss to Windies in the T20 game and barring that, they've been truly clinical.
Updated - Oct 2, 2017 11:46 pm
An incredible summer of cricket for England came to an end with an extravagant display against the Windies in the ODIs where they whitewashed the latter. Acknowledging their brilliant efforts, ECB posted a video on their official Twitter handle which had all the brilliant moments from Moeen Ali’s hattrick to James Anderson’s 500th wicket in Test cricket.
Indeed, this has to be one of the best summers in English cricket history. Beginning with a sensational all-round display against South Africa in ODIs, T20s and Tests, they next annihilated West Indies in the ODIs and Tests as well. The only disappointment was the loss to Windies in the T20 game and barring that, they’ve been truly clinical.
A summer of milestones
James Anderson, one of the greatest to have ever graced the game. He managed to run through few of the greatest lineups with ease and in a career that last lasted over a decade and a half, he added innumerable accolades in his cabinet. It was an icing on the cake stuff this summer for the legend, who completed 500 Test wickets, becoming only the third fast bowler and the sixth overall to do so.
His partner in crime, Stuart Broad also had a summer to remember, as he managed to overtake Sir Ian Botham’s 383 wickets in Tests. By doing so, he became the second highest wicket-taker in English history, second only to Anderson. The video also includes Joe Root’s first century as a captain against South Africa, Jonny Bairstow’s first ODI hundred and Moeen Ali’s 53 ball hundred against the Windies.
But the best of the lot has to be that match against South Africa at Rosebowl, where they made an unbelievable comeback. Chasing down 331 at Rose Bowl, Southampton, South Africa looked firmly in control of the game before some outstanding death overs bowling from the Englishmen. Mark Wood and Liam Plunkett won them the game completely out of the blue and it was truly heartbreaking for the Proteas.
Here’s that brilliant video, which describes the English summer beautifully in a nutshell.
What a summer! Which of these was your favourite moment? pic.twitter.com/qTvZVmtaBR
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) October 2, 2017