England beats Australia in 5th test, Ashes series ends 2-2

Australia's Steve Smith leaves the pitch after he is caught by England's Ben Stokes off the bowlng of England's Stuart Broad during the fourth day of

Australia's Steve Smith leaves the pitch after he is caught by England's Ben Stokes off the bowlng of England's Stuart Broad during the fourth day of

Australia's Steve Smith leaves the pitch after he is caught by England's Ben Stokes off the bowlng of England's Stuart Broad during the fourth day of

Australia's Steve Smith leaves the pitch after he is caught by England's Ben Stokes off the bowlng of England's Stuart Broad during the fourth day of

England's Joe Root celebrates taking the wicket of Australia's Mitchell Marsh during the fourth day of the fifth Ashes test match between England and

England's Joe Root celebrates taking the wicket of Australia's Mitchell Marsh during the fourth day of the fifth Ashes test match between England and

LONDON (AP) — England has beaten Australia by 135 runs in the fifth and final Ashes test at the Oval to draw the series 2-2.

Australia had already retained the urn as holder but was thwarted in its goal of a first outright series win in England in 18 years after being dismissed for 263 in its second innings deep into the evening session on Day 4.

Steve Smith proved a formidable presence at No. 4 for Australia throughout the series but was caught by Ben Stokes at leg gully off Stuart Broad for 23, by far his lowest score of the series.

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