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In pics: England win fifth Ashes Test and series!

Ashes fifth Test - day five - England win the Ashes!

England's cricketers have done it! They've beaten Australia in the fifth and final Test to win the Ashes. Here's the story of how they did it...

Australian captain Michael Clarke and England Captain Andrew Strauss

On day one, the captains performed the toss. Australian Captain Michael Clarke won and chose for his side to bat first.

Australia's Michael Beer and Usman Khawaja

Australia has two new faces in their squad. Michael Beer and Usman Khawaja replace Ricky Ponting who is out injured and Michael Clarke who took his place as captain.

Australian cricketers Michael Hussey and Brad Haddin

On Day two, Brad Haddin joined Michael Hussey to bat for Australia as they resumed on 134-4.

England's Paul Collingwood celebrates bowling out Australia's Michael Hussey.

But not for long! Here's England's Paul Collingwood celebrating bowling out Michael Hussey.

England fan

This England fan looks pretty happy even though the Aussies are in the lead - well, we did retain the Ashes so there's definitely something to smile about!

Mitchell Johnson of Australia celebrates a wicket during day two of the Fifth Ashes Test match

Mitchell Johnson of Australia also found something to celebrate though when he took a wicket during day two of the Fifth Ashes Test.

Aussie Michael Beer wasn't so lucky - he had what would have been his first Test wicket overturned when the umpires ruled it was a no ball.

Aussie Michael Beer wasn't so lucky though. He had what would have been his first Test wicket overturned when the umpires ruled it was a no ball.

Ashes fifth Test - day three - Alastair Cook and James Anderson

Day three began with England 113 runs behind Australia, on 167-3. James Anderson resumed the batting for England with Alastair Cook.

Ashes fifth Test - day three - Alistair Cook celebrates scoring a century

Alastair Cook celebrated his 16th Test century, after scoring 189 runs. Only one other English cricketer has scored more runs in an Ashes series.

Ashes fifth Test - day three - Paul Collingwood walks off after being dismissed

But things didn't go well for Paul Collingwood - he was out for 13 runs, leaving fans to question whether his Test cricket career is over...

Ashes fifth Test - day three - Ian Bell celebrates scoring a century

Ian Bell scored his first ever century against Australia, despite a controversial decision by the electric umpire to keep him in after he was initially declared out.

Ashes fifth Test - day three - Matt Prior batting

England finished day three on 488-7, giving them a big lead of 208 runs over Australia, with Matt Prior and Tim Bresnan still in to bat.

Day four gets off to a bit of a sad start as England player Paul Collingwood announces that this will be his last test match after playing for his country a mega 68 times.

Day four got off to a bit of a sad start as England player Paul Collingwood announced that the fifth Ashes Test will be his last, after playing for his country a mega 68 times.

The mood soon picks up as batsmen Matt Prior smashes his way to his first century of the series. He's jumping for joy!

But batsman Matt Prior helped to put a smile back on fans' faces, smashing his way to his first century of the series. He's jumping for joy!

 After a great morning of batting from Tim Bresnan and Matt Prior, England go to lunch with a whooping score of 636-8!

After a great morning of batting from Tim Bresnan and Matt Prior, England go to lunch with a whooping score of 636-8!

England are all out for 644, their highest ever test match score against Australia. The Aussies are in to bat, but it isn't long before wickets start to fall...

England are all out for 644, their highest ever Test match score against Australia. The Aussies are in to bat, but it isn't long before wickets start to fall...

After a nerve-racking few hours Australia manage to cling on and end the day on 213-7. With an England victory almost in sight the fans are pretty happy!

After a nerve-racking few hours Australia manage to cling on and end the day on 213-7. With an England victory almost in sight the fans are pretty happy!

Ashes fifth Test - day five - Steve Smith and Peter Siddle run off field as rain delays play

Day five began with victory in sight for England, who were just three wickets away from winning. Rain put play on hold for 40 minutes, leaving English fans frustrated...

Ashes fifth Test - day five - England's Chris Tremlett celebrates after bowling out Australia's Michael Beer

But it didn't take long for the wickets to fall - Chris Tremlett celebrates winning the Ashes after dismissing Australia's Michael Beer to leave the hosts 281 all out.

Ashes fifth Test - day five - England celebrate winning the Ashes in Australia

It's a big moment for the England cricket team and their fans - they've been waiting 24 years for an Ashes victory in Australia!

Ashes fifth Test - day five - England celebrate winning the Ashes in Australia

It's a fantastic result for England, who won three Test matches by an innings - the first time either team have done so at an Ashes series away from home.