A video uploaded by Cricket Australia on their YouTube channel showing former cricketers Brett Lee of Australia and Andrew Flintoff of England share their memories from the thrilling second Ashes Test at Edgbaston in 2005.
Brett Lee, bat in hand, is crouching on the ground, face down. His partner, Michael Kasprowicz, is squatted in the exact position at the other end of the crease. Edgbaston has erupted as England celebrate the fall of the last Australian wicket, three runs from what would have been a knockout 2-0 lead for the visitors in the five-match series. But to Lee, who was unbeaten on 43 and had played a valiant knock to take his team so near, yet so far, it would have been difficult for him to hear anything at that point. Disappointment is not a great emotion to experience. But this was something far more. This was agony, which could suck the soul right out of you.