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PHOTOS: England's cricketers party with fans after Ashes win

Last updated on: August 26, 2013 17:49 IST

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It was a cracking day of cricket at the Oval on Sunday, a perfect finale to what had been a grueling series.

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The England cricket team fans had a great time.

It was a lively day for the man of the moment -- Kevin Pietersen – who was at the receiving end of kisses from fans.


Image: Kevin Pietersen of England celebrates with fans
Photographs: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

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The fans piled up near the boundary to congratulate the players.

They made sure that Alastair Cook did not feel left out.

The English captain no doubt enjoyed the attention showered on him.


Image: Kevin Pietersen and Alastair Cook of England celebrate with fans
Photographs: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

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Both teams fought for a result and turned out to be an entertaining day.

While Australia didn't hesitate to declare at tea, England ensured the chase was an entertaining afafir.

The fans got their money's worth.


Image: Alastair Cook of England celebrates with fans
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The whole outfield was a mass of red and silver with smoke everywhere.

It's a historic moment no doubt.

For the first time in more than 50 years had England retained the urn for a third straight time.


Image: England players celebrate
Photographs: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

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The Ashes urn is only six inches high but means the world to the England cricket fans.

They waited, in bated breathe, for their captain (Alastair Cook) to kiss it.


Image: Alastair Cook kisses the Ashes urn
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Since the fourth day was lost due to rain the players were itching to entertain.

Kevin Pietersen, with a quickfire fifty, ensured there was enough fireworks in the final session.


Image: Kevin Pietersen kisses the Ashes urn
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Fireworks were shot into the London sky as the players celebrated.

Yes, England had retained the Ashes, in a convincing manner at that.


Image: The England team celebrate after winning the Ashes
Photographs: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

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