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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