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Match Day

615dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Flintoff and gloom give England cheer

A stunning England fightback, with Andrew Flintoff leading from the front, and bad light were the major players on the fourth day at The Oval

615dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

The Strauss and Warne show

Andrew Strauss and Shane Warne dominated a gripping opening day of the fifth and deciding Test at a sun-drenched Oval

1261dSimon Barnes

An immortal at The Oval

The road that leads from despair to ecstasy tends to be long, winding steeply uphill and full of hidden traps. But every so often in sport and - more rarely - in life, a sudden, drastic shortcut

615dRoving Reporter by Andrew McGlashan at Trafalgar Square

Party time in London

Andrew McGlashan's Roving Reporter from England's Ashes celebrations at Trafalgar Square

615dCricinfo staff

The urn returns to Lord's

The longest journey in the England team's life finally wound down where it had all begun two months ago, back at Lord's

615dCricinfo staff

Tens of thousands fete England side

England's victorious cricketers were feted as national heroes as tens of thousands of cheering Londoners turned out to cheer them

615dOn the ball with S Rajesh and Arun Gopalakrishnan

Pietersen the pulveriser

How Kevin Pietersen nailed the final blow in the Ashes series

725dNicholas Hogg

Moving past a howler

How do you deal with a costly mistake on the field? By sobbing, praising your opponent's skill, or by using the power of your imagination?

615dThe Verdict by Andrew Miller

Living the dream

Andrew Miller's verdict on the extraordinary events at The Oval, where England regained the Ashes

615dAustralian View by Peter English

The urn has turned

Peter English watches as the Ashes slip from Australia's grasp

725dMark Nicholas

The Fantastic Four

Remembering the glorious summer of 2005, when Hoggy, Harmy, Jonah, and Fred carried England to a rare state of euphoria

615dAndrew Miller

An ominous precedent

For those English fans of a nervous disposition, there's something eerily unpalatable about Australia's current situation

615dOn the ball with S Rajesh and Arun Gopalakrishnan

Langer's last-Test heroics

Justin Langer maintains his superb record in the final Test of a series, while Matthew Hayden finally gets his form back

615dOn the ball with S Rajesh and Arun Gopalakrishnan

Getting the opening act right

How Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden put together their first century partnership of the series

615dAustralian View by Peter English

The odd couple rediscover the magic

Peter English observes that Australia's most formidable opening combination has re-discovered its reliability at a crucial moment.

615dMartin Williamson


Martin Williamson reviews the newspapers in the aftermath of England's victory

615dOn the ball with S Rajesh and Arun Gopalakrishnan

The main men: Warne and Strauss

Shane Warne's line against right and left-handers, and Andrew Strauss's control