Australia have a ‘clear plan’ how to wrap up Ashes series, says Justin Langer

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  • Edgbaston rout of England instructive for rest of series
  • Returning Steve Smith on ‘another level’ to Virat Kohli

The Final Frontier tour of India in 2004. Headingley 1989. Pune 2017. It is quite right that a Test victory like this – coming back from 122-8 on the opening afternoon to win by a massive 251 runs – earns comparisons to the most important historical reference points in modern memory for the Australian Test team. The size of stage and scale of comeback, combined with Steve Smith’s epic twin tons – not to mention Nathan Lyon’s final day clinic – immediately ensure that it will be a result talked of for generations. Edgbaston 2019 – get used to the sound of it.

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Written by Adam Collins at Edgbaston
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