Cricket: Rain helps England retain Ashes
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.
05 Aug 2013
- From the section UK