Matt Prior followed up his face-saving century against Victoria today by predicting that England could go through the Ashes Test tour unbeaten. He probably did not realise it, but he had just suggested that England could match an achievement not pulled off for 40 years, since Ray Illingworth‘s England side won an acrimonious seven-Test series 2-0 as well as remaining unbeaten in eight other first-class matches. The only match they lost was a one-day international, and few people took them seriously in those days.
“If we carry on playing the brand of cricket we have been, there is certainly no reason why we can’t go through the tour unbeaten,” Prior said. “Go on any tour and you want to be unbeaten, be it an Ashes or anywhere else. It would be a fantastic feat and it is something we are certainly targeting.”
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