Ashes 2017: If England and Australia were to sit down for a bridge-building Christmas dinner, here's how it will go

After a so-far bad-tempered Ashes series, England have invited their Australian counterparts for a festive meal to let bygones be bygones. Hosted by Ian Chappell and Ian Botham.

James Marsh, Dec 25, 2017 13:40:29 IST

A Melbourne hotel.

After a so-far bad-tempered Ashes series — replete with generous sledging from both sides, a ‘friendly’ head-butt on Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft by England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow and Ben Duckett dousing James Anderson's head with beer during a night out — England have invited their Australian counterparts for a festive meal to let bygones be bygones. The Christmas dinner is hosted by Ian Chappell and Ian Botham.

Here's what transpired ahead of the Boxing Day Ashes Test, which will start on Tuesday (we can only half vouch for its authenticity):

 

Updated Date: Dec 25, 2017 13:49:39 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
England 5 4 1 0 8
Australia 5 4 1 0 8
New Zealand 4 3 0 1 7
India 4 3 0 1 7
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Sri Lanka 5 1 2 2 4
West Indies 5 1 3 1 3
South Africa 5 1 3 1 3
Pakistan 5 1 3 1 3
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2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
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2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
Rank Team Points Rating
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2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254