With the rain affected fifth test at the Oval heading for a draw, captain Alistair Cook will lift the Ashes following what little play is left.
A round up of the latest news stories from across the world of sport.
A round up of the latest sports stories from across the world of sport.
Australia always take defeat hard and to go into this week's final Ashes test at the Oval three down with one to play is a bitter pill to swallow.
In picking the young Lancashire left-arm spinner Simon Kerrigan in an unusually expansive 14-man squad for the final Test at The Oval, England are either drawing a line under the Test career of Monty Panesar or, in keeping him out of the limelight, showing some understanding and duty of care to a troubled cricketer going through a tough patch in his personal life.
KP should be fit to join his England teammates in the final Ashes test at the Oval after a period of rest say the ECB
The dust has settled and suddenly we find ourselves back where we were a couple of weeks ago, with England sitting pretty and Australia holed beneath the waterline and sinking.
Joe Root hopes England’s victorious Ashes campaign convinces Alastair Cook to remain as captain long into the future and has revealed that the team has been driven on this summer by the pain caused in the previous whitewash defeat by Australia.
There were joyful choruses of Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory as England’s heroes embarked on a lap of honour in the sunshine.