Flem’s Verdict: One of the great wins of all time puts Aussies in box seat for Ashes as problems start mounting for England
Not only was that one of the most thrilling Test finishes I’ve ever been privileged enough to see, it has set Australia up for the rest of this Ashes series to show they’re the undisputed world champions.
It was such a pulsating Test, every time you thought one team had the ascendancy at Edgbaston, the momentum would shift.
When Alex Carey got out and it was down to two tailenders in Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon to get the Aussies home
They got the wicket of Carey with Joe Root’s off-spinners by delaying taking the new ball by an over but they got it wrong by keeping him on and Cummins made the most of it with a couple of sixes down the ground.
At that moment I started thinking they can do this – they only needed 37 to win and there was no point batting for a draw because they were going to make the target without taking any risks.
And in the end when they got there it was such an amazing feeling. The atmosphere in the ground was electric right from the get-go and I reckon there was a couple of thousand A