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What's up with Watto?

Sep 16, 2013: Pilloried for much of the summer before playing a quite brilliant innings at its conclusion, Shane Watson had a funny old Ashes series

Geoff Lemon

A modern-day Benaud?

Sep 3, 2013: Steven Smith has the talent to become a Test-standard bowling allrounder, the best of his type since Richie Benaud

Ashley Mallett

'Award the opposition ten runs per over'

Aug 30, 2013: What will it take to get teams to keep in step with the required over rate? We asked a few insiders for possible solutions

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

The Investec Ashes 2013

England players apologise for Oval revelry

Aug 28, 2013: The England players have apologised for their celebrations at The Oval after winning the Ashes 3-0 on Sunday

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Investec Ashes 2013

Australia's hale and hearty hero

Aug 27, 2013: Troubled by injuries, Ryan Harris was not a member of the Australia attack at the start of the series. By the end, he had forever written himself into Ashes lore

Daniel Brettig

England news

England's late-night antics bring Morris headache

Aug 26, 2013: The ECB hierarchy might take a dim view of an alleged late-night celebration which ended with them urinating on The Oval pitch on which they had completed their triumph only hours before

David Hopps

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day

Clarke makes a game out of it

Aug 26, 2013: Over 440 runs in a day that included a daring declaration, a dramatic chase, lovely weather, fading light, an anticlimax, a presentation, fireworks and champagne - not a bad way to end the Ashes

Jay Purohit

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 5th day

Clarke rules out pitch doctoring in Australia

Aug 25, 2013: Australia's captain Michael Clarke has insisted that England will not be greeted by doctored pitches when they arrive down under for the return Ashes series.

Daniel Brettig at The Oval

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 5th day

Succour for Clarke and joy for Cook

Aug 25, 2013: England take a 3-0 victory but know they had more in the tank, while Australia showed gradual improvement after Lord's. Expect both sides to be at the limit of their game in Brisbane

Mark Nicholas at The Oval

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Winning three consecutive Ashes series at home and fastest Test fifties

Aug 25, 2013: Stats highlights from the exciting final day's action at The Oval

Shiva Jayaraman

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Light fades on Oval party

Aug 25, 2013: It was a celebration of England. A celebration for Test cricket. It was loud. It was fun. It was nonsensical.

Jarrod Kimber at The Oval

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Adventure almost vindicated for gambler Clarke

Aug 25, 2013: A few more runs on the board more quickly and a few more overs to bowl England out and Australia might almost have had a sniff of victory at The Oval

Brydon Coverdale at The Oval

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ECB chairman calls for light ruling change

Aug 25, 2013: Giles Clarke, the chairman of the ECB, has branded the end of the Investec Ashes "totally unsatisfactory" and called upon the ICC chief executive to change the regulations regarding bad light

George Dobell at The Oval

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Haddin's provides some Australian success

Aug 25, 2013: ESPNcricinfo present the plays of the day from day five at The Oval

George Dobell and Jarrod Kimber at The Oval

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Bad light denies England as Ashes ignite

Aug 25, 2013: With England needing 21 runs from four overs with six wickets in hand, and a capacity crowd in a state of high excitement, the umpires took their light meters out and ordered the players off

The Report by David Hopps

The power of three

Aug 25, 2013: The importance of Shane Watson's belligerent century at The Oval can't be overstated

Ian Chappell

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

Faulkner criticises England tactics

Aug 24, 2013: James Faulkner was unimpressed by England's defensive approach and suggested the Oval crowd should have got a refund after a slow third day

Brydon Coverdale at The Oval

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

Play abandoned on grim day

Aug 24, 2013: The weather forecast for London was not wrong as the fourth day of the final Investec Ashes Test was abandoned without a ball bowled

Andrew McGlashan

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day

An Aussie spy at The Oval

Aug 24, 2013: Who wouldn't want to see KP and Ian Bell blazing away on a balmy summer's day? Apparently the England team

Peter Bowman

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 3rd day

Count the drinks, not the runs

Aug 23, 2013: It was a day where patience was tested all round; the batsmen showed, the bowlers used and the crowd had to find it

Brydon Coverdale at The Oval
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