2009 1st Ashes Test in Cardiff

THE GUARDIAN newspaper had it as No.2 in their 20 great Ashes moments; the place: Swalec Stadium, Cardiff, the year: 2009, the event: the 1st Ashes Test between England and Australia… they would call it simply: ‘The Miracle of Cardiff’.

It was the height of cricketing drama as unlikely heroes Monty Panesar and Jimmy Anderson held on for a draw nobody could have foreseen to deny Ricky Ponting’s tourists.

“Spectators who dared to look did so through their fingers,” said Rob Bagchi, as he recalled the incredible story of Wales’s first ever Test match.

Read his full account from The Guardian