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The thrilling Ashes drama continued as the 4th Test match too went down to the wire as England go one up (2-1) in the series beating Australia by 3 wickets at Trent Bridge. England requiring 129 for victory were threatned by the Spin and Pace combination of Warne and Lee. They came really close to getting 7 English wickets though Hoggard and Giles made sure they cross over the finish line in style.
England scored 477 in their first innings. Flintoff scored 102 while Geraint Jones scored 85. In reply Aussies only managed to get 218 and were forced to followon. Simon Jones got 5 wickets and Hoggard got 3 wickets. Aussies in reply fought very hard to avoid the innings defeat and were leading by 129 runs when they were bowled out for 387 in their second innings.
This is a much needed victory for England as they get closer to bring back the Ashes home. 5th Test starts on the 8th of September at the Oval which will be a crucial one for both teams.
England women regained the Ashes yesterday when they beat the Aussie women by 6 wickets in the second test of the 2 match series. First test ended in a draw so the English women won the series 1-0