The Ashes 2005

Result - England 2-1 (5)

'I apparently peed in the garden at 10 Downing Street'

Former England fast bowler Simon Jones on 2005, injury, and naked photo shoots

Match That Changed My Life

Cue, a star

Kevin Pietersen walked in for the final innings of the Ashes with the weight of the world on his shoulders

The Ashes 2013-14

This Australia, that England

If you were to compare the current Australian Test team and its style of play with another, you'd probably go with England's Ashes-winning side of 2005

Statistics

The Ashes, 2005 (Australia in England Tests)

Australia tour of England and Scotland, Jun-Sep 2005

Test matches

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Michael Kasprowicz was last man out as Australia lost by two runs in the second Test in Edgbaston 2005. That set the tone for one of the most engrossing Test series in history

The 2005 Ashes-winning squad poses for a photograph with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace
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Headlines in Australian newspapers after the team conceded the Ashes
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Marcus Trescothick and Kevin Pietersen
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Kevin Pietersen fends off a short ball
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Shane Warne drops Kevin Pietersen on 15
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Fans voice their support for England
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Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Sep 8-12, 2005
Match drawn
England v Australia at Nottingham - Aug 25-28, 2005
England won by 3 wickets
England v Australia at Manchester - Aug 11-15, 2005
Match drawn
England v Australia at Birmingham - Aug 4-7, 2005
England won by 2 runs
England v Australia at Lord's - Jul 21-24, 2005
Australia won by 239 runs
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