England beat Australia by 135 runs in the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval on Sunday to level the series 2-2.
It’s the first time an Ashes series has ended in a draw since 1972.
Australia have already retained the Ashes Urn but their goal of a first outright series win on England soil in 18 years failed as they got out for 263 in their second innings on Day 4.
Matthew Wade was Australia’s top scorer with 117 after beginning to worry England as the visitors chased an unlikely winning target of 399. Wade was stumped by Jonny Bairstow off a delivery from England captain Joe Root.
Earlier, England resumed their second innings on 313-8 and was all out for 329.
Australia won the first Test at Edgbaston by 251 runs, the next Test at Lord’s was drawn before England drew level with a one-wicket win in a thrilling third Test at Headingley. Australia won the fourth test at Old Trafford by 185 runs.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) September 15, 2019
Great effort by @cricketcomau chasing that total. Congratulations @ECB_cricket on levelling the series. Australia retain the Ashes however I feel 2-2 is a fair score line from the Test Cricket we have witnessed.#Ashes2019
— Jason Gillespie 🌱 (@dizzy259) September 15, 2019
This series has been a great advert for the game .. 2 very closely matched teams .. 5 fantastic pitches & the Duke ball certainly adds to the value .. Well done to both teams for the incredible entertainment .. Loved it .. #Ashes #2-2
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) September 15, 2019
England win the Test match by 135 runs!
The Ashes will go back to Australia but the series is drawn 2-2! pic.twitter.com/ixE513yBTw
— ICC (@ICC) September 15, 2019
Cricket fans have been seriously treated this summer. Firstly the World Cup then two teams in the ultimate contest. So many individual moments & stories. Incredible to think of the fatigue of the players in this match squeezing out every ounce of skill & determination. #ashes
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) September 15, 2019
The series count is in:
— Guy Heveldt (@GuyHeveldt) September 15, 2019
— The Cricket Times (@CricketTimesHQ) September 16, 2019
So they play for two months, the whole thing is tied but one team takes home the trophy? Heard that story before!#Ashes2019
— Srinath (@srinathsripath) September 15, 2019
GET IN!! ENGLAND WIN!
We've beaten Australia at The Oval to level the 2019 #Ashes series.
Quality performance lads 🙌🏴 pic.twitter.com/0z97kA9Pir
— England's Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) September 15, 2019
It has been a high quality series. Fabulous cricket, great intensity and most imp great crowds. Real success for Test cricket. Wish there are more series like this. #Ashes2019 2-2 is a fair result.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) September 15, 2019
Drawn the World Cup Final and drawn the Ashes. Drawn every last drop of excitement from this beautiful game.
Congrats Australia. Congrats England blue.
— Vithushan Ehantharajah (@Vitu_E) September 15, 2019
England won the World Cup without winning the final; and lost the Ashes without losing the series. Thanks be to Cricket. Amen. https://t.co/WWNBI7p5rD
— Andy Zaltzman (@ZaltzCricket) September 15, 2019