England’s defeat to Australia at Lord’s in 2001 was an almost chastening experience for the hosts, as the visitors went about their business of retaining the Ashes with a 4-1 series victory. However, Andrew Caddick sealed his second entry on the Honours Board with five first inning wickets.
Australia won the toss and bowled England out for 187 before racking up 401 all out in response. Caddick was the chief destroyer for England, and removed both openers, Matthew Slater and Matthew Hayden, either side of Ricky Ponting falling to Darren Gough.
Mark Waugh’s century underpinned the Australia innings but Caddick’s 5 for 101 did give England a slender chance of salvaging something from the match.
However, a first innings lead of 214 for Australia proved too much for England, who were bowled out for 227 and the visitors duly scored the fourteen runs needed for victory and won by eight wickets.