The footy season is in its death throes and the warm embrace of spring means the Australian cricket season is just around the corner. Commentary Box Sports is taking a look back at the best moments of the epic 2013-14 home international schedule to whet the appetite for what shapes as a sizzling 2014-15 summer.
After the demoralising 5-0 whitewash in the Ashes Test series, hosts Australia heaped more misery on hapless England during the one-day series, prevailing 4-1.
The most memorable effort from the rampant Aussies was in the second ODI clash at The Gabba in Brisbane. England made an imposing 8/300 in their 50 overs, including Eion Morgan’s 106 from just 99 balls.
After a strong start, Australia was on the ropes at 9/244 – but big-hitting all-rounder James Faulkner was still at the crease.
Faulkner, aided by No.11 Clint McKay, bludgeoned 69 not out from 47 balls to guide Australia to one of the great ODI escapes with just three balls to spare.
Relive Faulkner’s heroics, which will come in handy as Australia looks to regain the World Cup crown as co-host of the 2015 tournament starting in February.