The leap of joy!

Australian fast-bowler Mitchell Johnson almost single-handedly snatched the Urn back from England when the two sides locked horns in the Ashes 2013-14 Down Under. Johnson however wasn’t at his best in the first Test of the ongoing series that was played at Cardiff. Though he scored 77 in the second innings, with the ball he gave away 180 runs and picked up just two wickets.

There were doubts over his form and critics called for his head with many calling for Peter Siddle’s selection. In a turnaround, Johnson returned to form with a bang. In the second Test at cricket’s home at Lord’s, Johnson picked up the wickets of Gary Ballance, Joe Root, Stuart Broad, Alistair Cook, Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali to notch up match-figures of six for 90 as Australia registered a win by 405-runs to level the series 1-1.

In the above photograph by Mitchell Gunn of Getty Images, an ecstatic Johnson is seen celebrating the dismissal of England stumper Buttler, who scored 11 in the team’s total of 103.