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By Jack Skelton and Matthew Henry

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  1. Farewell

    That is us signing off from a special Ashes series and a glorious international summer.

    Thank you for reading and for all your contributions from myself, Matthew Henry, Amy Lofthouse, Stephan Shemilt, Tom Rostance, Jamie Lillywhite, Callum Matthews and our editors Justin Goulding and Marc Higginson.

    Steph's report of England's victory at The Oval is here.

    The scorecard is here.

    The Test Match Special podcast will be available later on here.

    And we'll have plenty more reaction and analysis to come on the BBC Sport website later tonight and over the next few days.

    We enter hibernation now (we wish) and will be back with you for England's tour of New Zealand, starting with the first T20 on 1 November.

    Until then, farewell!

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    And it all ended in a hurry, Jack Leach nabbing two in two balls to finish.

    Both via Joe Root catches, the second of which was an absolute belter.

    A fitting way to end a brilliant summer that was full of superb catches.

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    Glenn McGrath

    Ex-Australia bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    Stuart Broad has had an incredible summer.

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    Stuart Broad then took his 23rd wicket of the series to settle some England nerves, his biggest haul in an Ashes.

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    And Wade got through it to bring up a superb, resilient century...

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    Jofra Archer and Matthew Wade got into a thrilling battle, with plenty of glares and words exchanged...

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    Joe Root and Jack Leach continued to find turn....

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    England then got two massive breakthroughs, removing Taxes and Death.

    Steve Smith out for under 50 - you'll need to see it to believe it.

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    Stuart Broad got England going, removing both Australia openers.

    He also dismissed David Warner for a joint record seventh time in 10 innings.

    It meant Warner had the statistically worst ever five-match Test series by an opener in history, with just 95 runs at 9.5.

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    England added a few more runs this morning, setting Australia 399 to win.

    They needed 10 wickets.

    Here are those wickets...

  11. 'I want to be at the forefront of the next Ashes'

    Root on leading England in the next Ashes: "I'm very much driven to being captain next time the Ashes come around and I think that's something for English cricket to really concentrate and focus on and I want to be at the forefront of that.

    "It's been a wonderful summer of English cricket and the guys have given absolutely everything. We've had some fantastic support throughout, even this week when we couldn't win the Ashes and we really appreciate the support we've had."

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    More from Australia captain Tim Paine: "It was played in the right spirit. It's a competitive environment and there is a lot of pride on the line. You saw today players doing their best and trying to get one up on their opposition.

    "Wade showed us that today was possible. He is a great player to have in your team, he's combative and he cops a lot of stick for how much he talks in the field but he showed again today that he can walk the walk too.

    "This isn't an ending for my captaincy - I never saw it beginning! I'm loving the job at the moment and feel there is unfinished business with this team. I've got some cricket left in this old body.

    "I've been proud of the way our group has embraced the crowds and the atmosphere in England."

  13. 'It was a fair result'

    Departing English coach Trevor Bayliss: "To finish off well showed great character. We spoke about the Test Championship and the importance of winning for that so it has already shown its purpose. The boys played well this week and deserved to win.

    "I think 2-2 is a fair result. Both sides had chances to win the series."

    On whether he had any regrets? "We didn't play as well as we'd have liked at times. The first Test when we had them 120-8 was a big opportunity but Steve Smith played a special innings, like Stokes at Headingley but when someone plays an innings like that it's hard to be too disappointed. But it was a fair result overall I think."

    On the summer: "It's been a long one for the coaching staff. We set out knowing it would be a hard summer but maybe we didn't even realise how tough it would be. We've been so close to two trophies but we'll take one."

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    Alec Stewart

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    It is impossible for anyone to answer until you see what the England coaching job looks like and what it entails. Ashley Giles has big decisions to make. Whoever it is you have to make sure it is the best person with the best plans.

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    Joe Root on outgoing coach Trevor Bayliss: "Trevor is brilliant, he's added so much to this Test team and he's been involved in some great series results home and away and what he's done for white-ball cricket has been marvelous. He's got a great sense of humour and he's done great things for the changing room.

    "Over time you get really strong relationships between a coach and the changing room and there's a good relationship there between Ben (Stokes) and him and a great level of respect and banter between the two. What Trevor has done for Ben has been brilliant, he's become one of the best all-rounders in the world in the last five years"

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    Stephan Shemilt

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    That was all very low key, when you think of previous celebrations on this ground or the garish hands that signalled 4-0 when Australia got their hands on the urn down under. A blast of ticker tape, then nothing. Maybe that's what happens when the series is drawn. It was odd to see Joe Root on the stage holding the trophy with Tim Paine, then leaving so Australia could lift the urn. I wonder if he'll remember that....

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    Australia captain Tim Paine: "I've got a couple of regrets, starting with the toss, but after that you've got to give credit to England, they outplayed us here.

    "I feel sorry for our bowlers, they created plenty of chances on day one and we didn't back them up.

    "I'm always 50/50 on what to do at the toss - I can't read a pitch that well but we're trying to get to stage where the toss isn't important, where you can win from either way. We have to do it better than we did here.

    "No doubt today has put a bit of a dampener on it. There are some mixed emotions but from where this group has come from to come to England and retain the Ashes is still a huge deal, it hadn't been done since 2001."