Three things astonished me:
1 The decision not to play Freddie, even if only as a batsman.
2. The decision to bat, when all Strauss had to do was send Australia in and let them worry about when to declare. A draw would have done the trick
2. The appaling England bowling when thay had only to emulate the Australian policy of bowling a good length at middle and off stump all day ...amazing !
Still, the last day was all good fun and holly hocks
AD 1943...and an Australian who played cricket for 47 years
It is still the paragon of games my friends