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Border's ruthless Australians

Australia were not at their best throughout the 1980s. When they arrived at England for the last Ashes series of the decade in 1989, not many gave them a chance. Their captain, Allan Border, was confident with the team and they emerged victorious.

After the series was over, he explained his thoughts to rival captain David Gower, "David, the last time we came here I was a nice guy who came last. I have been through all sorts of downs with my team, but this time I thought we had a bloody good chance to win and I was prepared to be as ruthless as it takes to stuff you."