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Cricket: Rain helps England retain Ashes

5 August 2013 Last updated at 17:59 BST

England retained the Ashes by drawing the third Test as rain ended Australia's final-day victory push at Old Trafford.

Australia were in a commanding position, having removed Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen to reduce England to 37-3 in pursuit of an unlikely target of 332.

But recurring showers prevented any resumption of play, and the captains shook hands on a draw at 16:40 BST.

Dan Roan reports.

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