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Last Updated: Monday August 03 2009 17:16 GMT

Third Ashes Test ends in a draw

Michael Clarke and England cricketers

The third Ashes Test has ended in a draw after England couldn't take enough Australian wickets on the final day.

England started the last day of the Edgbaston Test with a lead of 25 runs and needed to bowl out eight Australian batsmen to have a hope of winning.

But those batsmen were determined not to lose, and were able to stop England from increasing their 1-0 series lead.

Michael Clarke and Marcus North were the key men for Australia, batting for a long time together to seal the draw.

Third Test in pictures
Andrew Flintoff

That came just before 6pm on Monday, when captains Andrew Strauss and Ricky Ponting agreed that neither team had enough time to win the Test so decided the match was a draw.

England did take three wickets on the final day, but Clarke's 103 not out and North's 96 meant their team held on.

The next match in the series begins on Friday at Headingley in Yorkshire.