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The Ashes
Countries England & Australia
Administrator International Cricket Council
Format Test cricket
First tournament 1882
Current champion England (2009)
Most successful Australia (31 titles)
Most runs Donald Bradman (5,028)
Most wickets Shane Warne (195)

The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between England and Australia. It is one of international cricket's most celebrated rivalries and dates back to 1882. It is currently played biennially, alternately in the United Kingdom and Australia. Since cricket is a summer game, the venues being in opposite hemispheres means the break between series alternates between 18 and 30 months. A series of "The Ashes" comprises five Test matches, two innings per match, under the regular rules for international Test-match cricket. If a series is drawn then the country already holding the Ashes retains them.

2013 Poms win at home 3-0. (With 2 draws because of rain).


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List of Ashes series
1882–8318841884–8518861886–871887–88188818901891–9218931894–9518961897–9818991901–0219021903–0419051907–0819091911–1219121920–2119211924–2519261928–2919301932–3319341936–3719381946–4719481950–5119531954–5519561958–5919611962–6319641965–6619681970–7119721974–75197519771978–7919811982–8319851986–8719891990–9119931994–9519971998–9920012002–0320052006–0720092010–1120132013–142015
Non-Ashes Australia v England Test series
1876–771878–7918801881–82188219451976–771979–8019801988

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