Sydney enters the Ashes story; Australia met England in Sydney for the deciding third Test against the Hon. Ivo Bligh's England team that had pledged to bring the "ashes" of English cricket home. On a rain affected wicket Fred Spofforth took 11 for 117 and Alick Bannerman made 94 for Australia. However, England won the Test by 69 runs. Bligh's team had won the series 2-1 and avenged England's defeat at the Oval.