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Top five: Sporting comebacks

England - 1981. (©GettyImages)
England - 1981. (©GettyImages).

England - 1981

At Headingly in the 1981 Ashes series England had been forced to follow-on and looked like going 2-0 down in the series.

That was until Ian Botham strolled to the crease. He scored a scintillating 149 which helped England to a second innings score of 356 and meant Australia would have to bat again.

Bob Willis then stepped in and took 8-43 as Australia were bowled out for 111 meaning England won the match by 18 runs and would go on to win the series 3-1. A truly extraordinary turnaround. 

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