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The Australian cricket team which beat England in a one-off test match at the Kennington Oval in London on 29 August 1882. The unexpected victory by the team from the colonies began one of cricket's most celebrated rivalries. Back row (left-right); H H Massie, G J Bonner, S P Jones, F R Spofforth. Middle row; C W Beal (manager), J M Blackham, G Giffen, W L Murdoch, A C Bannerman, P S MacDonnell, H F Boyle. Front row; G E Palmer and T W Garrett

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The Australian cricket team celebrate after taking the final wicket to win the Ashes against England in Perth on December 17, 2013. GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images

The Australian XI of 1882. The cricket team toured England and won the only test at the Oval, which was the start of the Ashes legend Pictur...

Registered by Heritage Council of Victoria Australia. Rupertswood is of great national and international significance for its association with the history of cricket as the birthplace for the Ashes, cricket's most illustrious trophy. After a social match on the property with members of the English touring cricket team in 1882, Janet, Lady Clarke, burnt a bail and presented 'the ashes' in an urn to the victorious English captain, Ivo Bligh.

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Sachin Tendulkar 's career - in pictures

Tendulkar became the first batsman ever to reach the milestone of 14,000 runs in Test cricket during the second day of the second Test betwe...

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England's Ian Bell dives to make his ground during play on the fifth day of the fifth Ashes Test match between England and Australia at The Oval cricket ground in London

A 1888 Australian Cricket Team engraving of the Ashes touring cricketers in England. **

An 1893 photograph of the Australia cricket team in England for the Ashes series. **

The Australian and English Test cricketers who fought and survived together in World War II came home knowing the difference between sport and war. They planned to resume the Ashes in a new spirit of friendship. Australia’s legendary captain had something else in mind. Hailed as one of the greatest cricket teams of all time, the 1948 ‘Invincibles’ are the only Australians to complete a tour of England undefeated.

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That Mitchell Johnson, His Bowling's NOT S***e

Australia's Mitchell Johnson Humiliates England: First Ashes Test, Day Two, In Pictures - England's wicketkeeper Matt Prior gets Brad Haddin of Australia (not pictured) run out during day second of the first Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at the Gabba Cricket Ground in Brisbane on November 22, 2013. (Photo credit SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Sachin Tendulkar's Test retirement: how India is honouring him – in pictures

A patriotic fan outside Eden Gardens as Tendulkar plays his 200th and final test match.

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One of cricket's greatest left handed batsman that the world ever witnessed! #BrianLara #Cricket #WestIndies

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Retiring Ricky Ponting would bleed for Australia, says Andrew Flintoff

Great piece of cricket action. Ricky Ponting of Australia falls victim to Andrew Flintoff's run-out in the fifth Test at The Oval in 2009. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

The Kings of Spin: Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann celebrate England's first Test series win in India since 1984/85. Photograph: James Anderson/Twitter

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England celebrate a victory by just 14 runs over Australia on the last day of the first Ashes Test match at Trent Bridge in Nottingham

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The speed of a fast bowler's delivery is in the eye of the batsman at the crease

Jeff Thomson unleashes a fastball for Australia against England during the second Test in Brisbane in 1982. Photograph: Adrian Murrell/Getty...

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Sachin Tendulkar 's career - in pictures

Tendulkar notched a delightful 155 not out in the first Test against Australia in Madras in March 1998, taking Shane Warne to the cleaners i...