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Last Updated: Monday September 12 2005 19:00 GMT

In pictures: England's Ashes triumph

The Ashes Urn
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The last time England won the Ashes was in 1986/87, when a touring side won in Australia to huge surprise.
Australia win at Lords
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The series started at Lords, where It went very, very wrong for the home side. Australia were easy winners by 239 runs.
England win at Edgbaston
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England got back into the series at Edgbaston, snatching an amazing win by just two runs.
Ricky Ponting
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England looked on track for another win at Old Trafford, but a brilliant innings from Ricky Ponting helped his side to a draw.
Ashley Giles
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Yet another thrilling finish at Trent Bridge, England overcoming their nerves to win the match by three wickets and take a 2-1 series lead.
Kevin Pietersen
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On the last day of the series England had to bat their way through the day for survival, with Kevin Pietersen scoring a vital 158 for his side.
England celebrate
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The draw at The Oval sealed a famous victory, the first Ashes series win for 18 years.


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