England v Australia: 2005 Ashes

Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting - Australia's captain calls for medical assistance after being struck by a Steve Harmison bouncer on the first morning at Lord’s  

Simon Katich, Andrew Flintoff & Glenn McGrath

Simon Katich, Andrew Flintoff & Glenn McGrath - McGrath bowls Flintoff for nought to leave England in deep trouble  

Adam Gilchrist, Kevin Pietersen & Shane Warne

Adam Gilchrist, Kevin Pietersen & Shane Warne - Pietersen, in his first Test innings, tucks into the leg-spinner en route to 57  

Adam Gilchrist, Steve Harmison & Shane Warne

Adam Gilchrist, Steve Harmison & Shane Warne - Australia set England 420 to win and the hosts crumble to a disappointing 180 all out  

Errol Alcott & Glenn McGrath

Errol Alcott & Glenn McGrath - McGrath treads on a ball on the first morning of the second Test, ruling him out of the match  

Marcus Trescothick & Adam Gilchrist

Marcus Trescothick & Adam Gilchrist - Trescothick hits Warne for a straight six as England rack up 407 all out on day one  

Andrew Flintoff

Andrew Flintoff - Flintoff’s second innings 73 leaves Australia chasing 282 to win at Edgbaston  

Andrew Flintoff, Marcus Trescothick, Steve Harmison, Michael Kasprowicz, Brett Lee & Geraint Jones

Andrew Flintoff, Marcus Trescothick, Steve Harmison, Michael Kasprowicz, Brett Lee & Geraint Jones - The last man is caught behind to give England a nailbiting two-run win  

Brett Lee & Andrew Flintoff

Brett Lee & Andrew Flintoff - Flintoff consoles Lee, who made a valiant unbeaten 43, in the iconic image of the series  

Jason Gillespie & Michael Vaughan

Jason Gillespie & Michael Vaughan - England’s skipper leads by example on the first day at Old Trafford with a magnificent 166  

Brett Lee & Simon Jones

Brett Lee & Simon Jones - Jones picks up his fifth victim in his 6-53 as England take control  

Andrew Strauss

Andrew Strauss - The opener's hundred allows Vaughan to set Australia an unlikely 423 to win  

Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting - Ponting is caught behind for a brilliant rearguard 156 which salvaged a draw as England ended one wicket short of victory  

Ricky Ponting & Andrew Flintoff

Ricky Ponting & Andrew Flintoff - Flintoff’s century gives England a strong platform at Trent Bridge  

Adam Gilchrist & Andrew Strauss

Adam Gilchrist & Andrew Strauss - Strauss takes a sublime catch to remove Gilchrist as England force Australia to follow on  

Ashley Giles & Matthew Hoggard

Ashley Giles & Matthew Hoggard - Giles scores the winning runs to give England a nervy three-wicket win and a 2-1 lead  

Andrew Strauss

Andrew Strauss - Strauss’ ton at the Brit Oval underpins another fine England first innings total  

Justin Langer & Matthew Hayden

Justin Langer & Matthew Hayden - Centuries from both openers keep Australia in the game and the series  

Andrew Flintoff

Andrew Flintoff - But Flintoff’s five-for knocks over Australia’s middle order and tail cheaply  

Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen - And Pietersen’s bold 158 ensures England get the draw they need after a shaky start on the final day  

Ashley Giles, Simon Jones, Andrew Strauss, Matthew Hoggard, Michael Vaughan, Kevin Pietersen, Marcus Trescothick & Andrew Flintoff

Ashley Giles, Simon Jones, Andrew Strauss, Matthew Hoggard, Michael Vaughan, Kevin Pietersen, Marcus Trescothick & Andrew Flintoff - Vaughan triumphantly lifts the Urn as England win the Ashes for the first time since 1986/87  

Ricky Ponting Simon Katich, Andrew Flintoff & Glenn McGrath Adam Gilchrist, Kevin Pietersen & Shane Warne Adam Gilchrist, Steve Harmison & Shane Warne Errol Alcott & Glenn McGrath Marcus Trescothick & Adam Gilchrist Andrew Flintoff Andrew Flintoff, Marcus Trescothick, Steve Harmison, Michael Kasprowicz, Brett Lee & Geraint Jones Brett Lee & Andrew Flintoff Jason Gillespie & Michael Vaughan Brett Lee & Simon Jones Andrew Strauss Ricky Ponting Ricky Ponting & Andrew Flintoff Adam Gilchrist & Andrew Strauss Ashley Giles & Matthew Hoggard Andrew Strauss Justin Langer & Matthew Hayden Andrew Flintoff Kevin Pietersen Ashley Giles, Simon Jones, Andrew Strauss, Matthew Hoggard, Michael Vaughan, Kevin Pietersen, Marcus Trescothick & Andrew Flintoff