Ashes 2005 flashback

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For once the DVD billing gets it right: 'The Greatest Series'.

A pulsating opening salvo at Lord's, one of the most thrilling finishes in history at Edgbaston, a nerve-shredder of a draw at Old Trafford, England scraping home again at Trent Bridge and a historic finale at the Oval - this series had it all.

The 2005 Ashes transcended sport and captured the public's attention in a way never seen before.

The streets heaved with supporters as England's players - soon to be awarded MBEs - basked in the glory of an open-top bus ride, riding a tidal wave of euphoria after 16 years of Australian dominance.

Relive that magical summer with's in-depth reports of each of the five Tests:

1st Test, Lord's - Australia won by 239 runs

2nd Test, Edgbaston - England won by two runs

3rd Test, Old Trafford - Match drawn

4th Test, Trent Bridge - England won by three wickets

5th Test, The Oval - Match drawn

Adam Gilchrist & Andrew Strauss

Andrew Strauss dives full length to catch Australia's Adam Gilchrist at Trent Bridge, one of many memorable moments during a series which captured the public's attention like no other before it

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