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August 25, 2005: Brunt became the youngest England bowler to pick 5 Test wickets

On this day, Brunt became the youngest England cricketer-men or women- to pick 5-fer in Test cricket.

It was the 2nd day of the 2nd Test between England and Australia. Batting first, Lisa Sthalekar who top-scored with 34 and Brunt took over, dismissing Clark, Rolton, Hayes, Nitschke and Price. She ended up with 5/47.

In return, England managed to score 289 with Brunt topping the batting charts as well with 53. Liddell had four wickets.

Nitschke and Kate Blackwell scored 88, 72 helped Australia to reach 232.
Brunt had four wickets here too.

Needing only 75 to win, England began poorly by losing 2 early wickets. But Edwards, Brindle scored 24, 24* helped England to script history.

This was England’s Test win against Australia in 42 years.

England in Tests against Australia since 1984/85-
1984/85- Lost- 5 Tests
1987- Lost- 3 Tests
1991/92- Lost- 1 Test
1998- Draw- 3 Tests
2001- Lost- 2 Tests
2002/03- Lost- 2 Tests
2005-WON***- 2 Tests

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