Inside The Tour

Episode 6: The Ashes ’86/87 - Cash For Questions

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After losing by an innings at the MCG, the Australian inquest started. Allan Border gathered a group of “survivors” in a Melbourne hotel to draw a line in the sand. Down the road, at Kooyong, his ignominy was compounded by Pat Cash winning the Davis Cup for Australia. Prime Minister Bob Hawke rubs salt into Ashes wounds. “If only we had 11 Pat Cash’s at the MCG today” he famously remarked. One Pat Cash joins us on the pod. Amazingly, six months later, Border was lifting the World Cup. How did that happen?! This is the story of how a cricket team, usurped by a tennis team, recovered to become a global superpower.

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