September 8-12, 2005

England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval

England 373 and 335 drew with Australia 367 and 4 for 0
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

5th day
Bulletin - Celebrations begin as 16-year wait is over
Verdict - Living the dream
Aus view - The urn has turned
Quotes - Ponting: 'We were never as good as England'
On the ball - Pietersen the pulveriser
Roving Reporter - Frayed nerves and chewed nails
Gallery - Pietersen defies Australia
Quotes special - They said what?

4th day
Bulletin - Flintoff and gloom give England cheer
Verdict - Flintoff puts body and soul on the line
Aus view - It's darkest before the dawn
On the Ball - Flintoff to the fore ... again
Quotes - Hoggard warns there is work to be done
Gallery - Flintoff shines in the gloom

3rd day
Bulletin - Stop-start day dominated by centurions
Verdict - England count on the heavens
Aus view - The renaissance man
On the Ball - Langer's last-Test heroics
Spot of the Day - An ominous precedent
Roving Reporter - A hungover Oval
News - Rain: it's what the fans want
Gallery - Hayden finds his touch

2nd day
Bulletin - Rain stalls Australia after century stand
Verdict - The elements balance the battle
Aus view - The odd couple rediscover the magic
Roving Reporter - Scaling the heights and plumbing the depths
Quotes - Langer says he didn't take decision lightly
Audio - Highlights, interviews and assessment
On the Ball - The opening act
Gallery - Australia make solid start

1st day
Bulletin - The Warne and Strauss show
Verdict - England's anxieties
Aus Verdict - Australia's one-man band
Quotes - Warne says Australia hold the edge
Roving Reporter - Touts, flats and the Baggy Green Beach
Audio - Highlights, interviews and assessment
On the ball - The two main men: Warne and Strauss
Gallery - The grand finale

Preview package
Preview - The game of a generation
Preview - Ralph Dellor's audio preview
Stats - The Oval
Feature - Freddie the dominator
News - Ponting defends captaincy
News - Warne admits pressure