England ended their memorable summer by earning a 2-2 draw in the Ashes with a 135-run defeat of Australia in the fifth Test.
On a beautifully sunny day at The Oval, England set Australia 399 to win and bowled them out for 263 to square the contest with their oldest enemies in a year when they lifted the World Cup for the first time.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan: “Australia deserved to retain the Ashes.
“England have got to celebrate the fact that a few days ago Australia retained the Ashes and we all expected Australia to blow them away this week.
“With the ball, in particular, they have been exceptional.”