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England Test skipper Alastair Cook has had a wonderful career, which recently crossed the 100-match mark. Cook has to his name 7982 runs in 101 Tests at an average of 46.9 with 25 hundreds and a best of a mammoth 294.

Like his opposite number, England skipper Alastair Cook is also featuring in his 100th Test in the ongoing clash at Perth.

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When Australia headed to England for The Ashes there wasn’t much excitement this time round. Australia had lost the previous two Ashes series and they weren’t rated very highly for the latest series as well.

This year’s Ashes comes to an end with the fifth and final Test beginning today at The Oval in London. The result of the 5-Test Series is already deciding with hosts England sealing it with a 3-0 margin.

The Ashes is now well and truly in England’s favour. As such, the final Test at The Oval is now merely of academic importance. However, there is still a lot to play for the two teams in question.

When a team dominates a Test for two days, they should be mighty disappointed to lose the match in four days. This heart-breaking feeling is what Australia must be experiencing having caved in to give up their Ashes challenge on Monday.

The Ashes, which till couple of weeks back was looking totally one-sided, has suddenly come alive. And, a lot of that has been due to some exceptional determination from the Aussies under pressure.

So, England aren’t invincible after all. They may have retained the Ashes following the rain-marred draw at Old Trafford in Manchester, but it wasn’t a convincing one by any stretch of the imagination.