England captain Alastair Cook has said there is a very "pleasant" feeling in the England dressing room after they retained the Ashes, but insisted that they were focused on going on and winning the series.
Speaking at an indoor presentation, Cook said: "It's a bit of a strange day. Today we had a little bit of luck and it's nice to retain the Ashes.
"It's a bit of a strange day. Today we had a little bit of luck and it's nice to retain the Ashes. The feeling in the dressing room is a very pleasant one. Now we want to go on and win it (the series)."
Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan has joked that England have "raintained" the Ashes after the wet conditions ensured England drew the third test against Australia helping them to retain the famous urn:
England have retained the Ashes after rain ensured the third test against Australia ended in a draw at Old Trafford.
Alastair Cook became an Ashes-winning captain for the first time in anti-climactic circumstances after the unpredictable Manchester weather spared his side a final-day battle to avoid a defeat that would have kept the series alive.
Umpires Marais Erasmus and Tony Hill officially abandoned the match at 4.39pm to secure England, 2-0 ahead in the five-Test series, a third successive Ashes success for the first time since 1981.