'What is taking place here between Atherton and Donald is one of the most enthralling passages of cricket you'd ever wish to see.'

With England heading to South Africa for their next Test assignment, it would be remiss of us to miss the opportunity to look back over one of the finest cricketing duels to ever take place; Michael Atherton versus Allan Donald at Trent Bridge in 1998.

In one of the fastest spells Test cricket has ever witnessed, Donald steamed in and had England's Atherton ducking and weaving in a ferocious spell of fast bowling which delighted the Trent Bridge crowd.

The battle has gone down in the annals of Test history and any fan privileged enough to witness the two go head-to-head will vouch for its entertainment.

With Atherton celebrating his 52nd birthday today, relive the titanic tussle above.


International cricket is back at Trent Bridge in 2020, with England hosting a Test against Pakistan and an ODI against Ireland.

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