Today or tonight (depending where you live), the 5th and final Test match between England and Australia will commence place at The Oval. Test Matches go for up to 5 days and even then, there's not always a winner!
The series is presently tied at 1-1 and England have to actually win the match in order to reclaim "The Ashes"
(I've actually seen the trophy in person, but this photo isn't mine... we weren't allowed to take pictures on our Lord's tour).
If the Test is drawn, Australia will retain the Ashes, after the last Ashes series in which the Australians humiliated England 5-0 in a series which saw the Test retirement of Aussie greats such as Justin Langer, Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath.
It's a bit more evenly contested and on English soil this time... so it's a much closer series.
Match preview - http://www.cricinfo.com/engvaus2009/con ... 20376.html
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