A capacity crowd basking happily on a sun-baked evening erupted in scenes reminiscent of the corresponding test four years ago when a draw was enough to bring the Ashes back after 16 years.
''It's a special moment for us, we had to dig deep in a very hard series. It has not sunk in yet,'' England captain Andrew Strauss said in a pitchside interview.
In Image: England's captain Andrew Strauss and his team celebrate winning the Ashes.
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