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Ashes 2019, England vs Australia: Cricket's Oldest Rivalry Ends In Fitting Draw

England saved the best for the last to draw the Ashes 2019 2-2, but Australia returned home with the urn after a gruelling five-match series which saw the brilliance of Steve Smith and other pretenders. Here's our photo feature from the finale at The Oval, London.

September 16, 2019

Australia's Tim Paine kisses the Ashes Urn during the presentation ceremony on the forth day of the fifth Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at the Oval cricket ground in London, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. England won the fifth test by 135 runs to draw the series but Australia will retain the ashes trophy.

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Australia's Tim Paine, centre, holds up the Ashes Urn during the presentation ceremony on the forth day of the fifth Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at the Oval cricket ground in London, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. England won the fifth test by 135 runs to draw the series but Australia will retain the ashes trophy.

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

England's Joe Root, left, and Australia's Tim Paine hold the trophy during the presentation ceremony on the forth day of the fifth Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at the Oval cricket ground in London, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. England won the fifth test by 135 runs to draw the series but Australia will retain the ashes trophy.

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

England players celebrate after winning the fifth Ashes test match between England and Australia at the Oval cricket ground in London, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019.

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Australia's Matthew Wade celebrates scoring a century (100 runs) during the fourth day of the fifth Ashes test match between England and Australia at the Oval cricket ground in London, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019.

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Australia's Steve Smith leaves the pitch after he is caught by England's Ben Stokes off the bowlng of England's Stuart Broad during the fourth day of the fifth Ashes test match between England and Australia at the Oval cricket ground in London, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019.

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Australia's Marcus Harris is bowled by England's Stuart Broad during the fourth day of the fifth Ashes test match between England and Australia at the Oval cricket ground in London, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019.

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England's Joe Denly leaves the pitch after he is caught by Australia's Steve Smith off the bowling of Australia's Peter Siddle during the third day of the fifth Ashes test match between England and Australia at the Oval cricket ground in London, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

England's Sam Curran celebrates taking the wicket of Australia's captain Tim Paine during the second day of the fifth Ashes test match between England and Australia at the Oval cricket ground in London, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019.

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Australia's Matthew Wade slides to hold his ground during the fourth day of the fifth Ashes test match between England and Australia at the Oval cricket ground in London, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019.

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

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