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The final of the Natwest Series between England and Australia ended in a thrilling tie. Though Harmison and Flintoff reduced the Aussies to 196, Lee and McGrath got through the top order of England as they were in deep trouble losing 5 wickets for 33 runs in the 10th over. But Collingwood and Geraint Jones put up a 116 run partnership scoring 53 and 71 respectively. At the end Giles and Gough got together to finish things off but this thrilling match ended up in a tie as the Natwest Trophy was shared between the two teams.
England are getting better and better playing as a unit. All of the them performing well in the task assigned to them. All eyes will now focus on how England will take on the Aussies in the longer version of the game, as England hold the No.2 spot, second to the Aussies.
Michael Vaughan and Ricky Ponting sharing the Natwest Trophy