Five Tests, but No Fifth Day
With the teams locked at one-all after two tests, they travelled to the Midlands – where England blew Australia off the park at Edgbaston and Trent Bridge to take back The Urn. The Australian team, jam-packed with imminent retirees, weren’t required to keep their creaking bones on the field for a fifth day in any of the test matches.
All the triumph and controversy is here – the farewells and the foibles, the updrafts and upstarts, swing dukes and post-game pukes, centuries and “centre thanks”, the sledging and the edging.
Relive it all in Ashes Diary 3 – No Fifth Day for Old Men.