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Calm Trott returns to scene of finest hour

Aug 16, 2010: It is a year to the week since Jonathan Trott made his Test debut in the Ashes decider at The Oval, and after a year of highs and lows that would have tested the mettle of any cricketer, he is back at the scene of his finest hour

Andrew Miller at The Oval

Australia's Ashes fallout

Cox owns up to selection blunder

Aug 28, 2009: Jamie Cox, the on-duty selector at The Oval, has taken responsibility for Australia not playing Nathan Hauritz

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sky TV deal under the spotlight

Ashes climax watched by a fraction of 2005 audience

Aug 26, 2009: Just under two million watched the climax of the 2009 Ashes compared with 7.4 million when it was on free-to-air TV in 2005

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Ashes 2009

'Shattered' Hussey determined for comeback

Aug 25, 2009: Michael Hussey hopes his career-saving century at The Oval will have a similarly revitalising effect as Matthew Hayden's corresponding innings four years ago

Alex Brown

England's marks out of ten

Super Strauss at the forefront

Aug 24, 2009: A look back at how England's players contributed towards regaining the Ashes

Andrew Miller

Australia's Ashes fallout

'Everybody misread the wicket' - Hilditch

Aug 24, 2009: Australia's chairman of selectors, has said that Australia lost The Oval Test and subsequently the Ashes because all parties involved completely misread the pitch

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Ashes 2009

Australia must face harsh reality

Aug 24, 2009: Ricky Ponting regularly says Australia play at their best when their backs are to the wall. It's not true with this side

Peter English

The Ashes 2009

Ponting's done well to keep the team afloat - Chappell

Aug 24, 2009: The former Australian captain has backed captain Ricky Ponting to stay on as captain, saying that he was impressed with his leadership of a team still in a rebuilding phase

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Ashes 2009

'Sacking Ponting would be completely unfair' - Sutherland

Aug 24, 2009: Cricket Australia's chief executive has said sacking Ricky Ponting from the captaincy would be "completely unfair" and has praised his leadership through the Ashes

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Australia, 5th npower Test, The Oval, 4th day

Menacing Harmison kills off Australia

Aug 23, 2009: Harmison's second stint was the money shot, as he filleted Australia's tail with three breakthroughs in 13 balls but his first stint made the difference

Andrew Miller at The Oval

Strauss's finest hour

Aug 23, 2009: He took over with England in turmoil, but in eight months has forged a team that has regained the Ashes. For Andrew Strauss there can be no praise high enough

Andrew Miller

England v Australia, 5th npower Test, The Oval, 4th day

'This is just a stepping stone' - Strauss

Aug 23, 2009: Andrew Strauss insists England have learned from their post-2005 mistakes and will use their stunning Ashes victory as a springboard to higher honours

Alex Brown at The Oval

England v Australia, 5th npower Test, The Oval, 4th day

Australia admit Hauritz error

Aug 23, 2009: Ricky Ponting and Tim Nielsen, the coach, have admitted they got Australia's XI wrong and should have picked the offspinner Nathan Hauritz for The Oval

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Australia, 5th npower Test, The Oval, 4th day

Hurt Ponting may return to England

Aug 23, 2009: So acute is the pain of a second Ashes defeat that Ricky Ponting, the Australian captain, has declared himself amenable to the idea of a fifth tour of England in 2013

Alex Brown at The Oval

England v Australia, 5th npower Test, The Oval, 4th day

Hussey breaks out of his rut

Aug 23, 2009: Ricky Ponting knew from the moment he spotted Michael Hussey on the final morning he was in the mood to break out of an extended form slump

Peter English at The Oval

ICC Test rankings

Australia fall to No. 4 in Test rankings

Aug 23, 2009: Australia's 2-1 Ashes defeat, which culminated in a heavy 197-run loss at The Oval on Sunday, has cost them their No.1 spot in the ICC Test rankings

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Australia, 5th npower Test, The Oval, 4th day

A captain strives, but fails

Aug 23, 2009: If there are to be calls for Ponting's head, they should be ignored. He remains the best man to lead the Australian team

Alex Brown at The Oval

England v Australia, 5th npower Test, The Oval, 4th day

How two run-outs turned the day

Aug 23, 2009: He scored few runs, took one wicket but Andrew Flintoff still put England on course for the Ashes with a rocket-like throw to remove the Australian captain

Peter English at The Oval

England v Australia, 5th npower Test, The Oval, 4th day

We love you really, Ricky

Aug 23, 2009: Peter English presents the final plays of the Ashes summer

Peter English at The Oval

England v Australia, 5th npower Test, The Oval, 4th day

Flintoff's fling inspires England Ashes glory

Aug 23, 2009: England have regained the Ashes with a crushing 197-run victory amid jubilant scenes at The Oval

The Bulletin by Andrew Miller at The Oval
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