On this day in 2015: England regain the Ashes in style

Sport360 staff 09:45 08/08/2016
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Sweet success: For England.

Alastair Cook’s troops will have happy memories of the fourth Test in Trent Bridge one year ago today as England thrashed rivals Australia to reclaim the prestigious urn.

After skittling Australia for 60 runs on day one, England made 391-9 declared before reducing the tourists to 241-7 at the end of day two. The hosts needed just 39 minutes with Ben Stokes and Mark Wood doing the job with the ball to wrap u an innings and 78-ru victory that gave them an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series.

The result saw England win their fourth Ashes series on home soil in a row, while also gaining revenge having been on the receiving end of a 5-0 whitewash 19 months earlier in Australia.

Other memorable events to happen on this day:

1982: Ray Floyd shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Tulsa to triumph at PGA Championship.

1983: Carl Lewis is crowned 100m world champion, winning in 10.07 seconds in Helsinki

2004: Two-time Super Bowl champion John Elway is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

2008: The Olympic Games officially open in Beijing.

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