England v Australia, The Oval, 1968
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Fifth Test Match
1969: England won by 226 runs with six minutes to spare and squared the rubber with one victory to each country and three matches drawn, but The Ashes stayed with Australia.
Fourth Test Match
1969: Australia, bent on retaining the Ashes, concentrated solely on avoiding defeat and succeeded in their objective
Third Test Match
1969: This was another disappointing match left undecided, mainly due to the weather
Second Test Match
1969: The 200th Test between the two countries had been eagerly awaited, but it was spoiled by the weather, rain reducing the playing time by half, fifteen hours instead of thirty.
First Test Match
1969: At Manchester, June 6, 7, 8, 10, 11
England 1 Australia 1
1969: Of all the twenty-five Australian teams that have visited the United Kingdom the latest combination under W.M