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England won 2015 Ashes Test series 3-2

Aug 24, 2015 08:08 IST

Ashes Test seriesEngland cricket team on 23 August 2015 won 2015 Ashes Test series, 3-2 against Australia at England. In the fifth and final match of the series, Australia defeated England by an innings and 46 runs at Ovals.

England had already clinched the series with victories in three of the first four games.

Series report
1st Test: Played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff between 8 July and 11 July 2015. England won the match by 169 runs. Joe Root of England was declared Player of the match.

2nd Test: Played at Lord’s, London between 16 July and 19 July 2015. Australia won the match by 405 runs. Steven Smith of Australia was declared Player of the match. The match also saw debut of Australian cricketer Peter Nevill.

3rd Test:
Played at Edgbaston, Birmingham between 29 July and 31 July 2015. England won the match by 8 wickets. Steven Finn of England was declared Player of the match.

4th Test: Played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham between 6 August and 8 August 2015. England won the match by an innings and 78 runs. Stuart Broad of England was declared Player of the match.

5th Test: Played at Kennington Oval, London between 20 August and 23 August 2015. Australia won the match by an innings and 46 runs. Steve Smith of Australia was declared Player of the match.

Chris Rogers of Australia and Joe Root of England jointly shared the man of the series award.

End of the series also saw an end to the Test career of Australian Skipper Michael Clarke. He had announced his retirement after Australia's defeat in the fourth test which helped England retain the Ashes. Steven Smith was named the new captain.

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