England win Ashes in Durham

Players and cricket fans from England and Australia are in Durham for the fourth Ashes test.

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Cricketers congratulate Durham on hosting Ashes win

England's cricketers have congratulated Durham on hosting the Ashes test which won them the series last night.

Spin bowler Graeme Swann, whose family hail from the North East, said on Twitter there was no better place for the victory.

Durham and England cricketer Graham Onions, who was in the squad but did not play, said he was "unbelievably proud".

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PICTURES: England celebrate victory over Australia in County Durham

England's Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann celebrate victory over Australia during day four of The Ashes series in Chester-le-Street. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images
England players celebrate victory over Australia in Chester-le-Street. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images
England's Stuart Broad celebrates. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images
England's Stuart Broad celebrates victory over Australia. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images
England players celebrate victory over Australia. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

England win the Ashes in Durham

England won the Ashes series at Chester-le-Street this evening, August 12.

A thrilling victory was sealed as light started to fade at the end of day four at the Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground.

England beat Australia by 74 runs and have now won the series. It was the first time that Durham had staged an Ashes Test match - the ground has been sold out for all four days of competition.

There were jubilant scenes when the final wicket fell.

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England set Australia target of 299 to win fourth Test

Tail-ender Tim Bresnan hit a useful 45 as England built a strong lead. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

England have set Australia a tough, but achievable, target of 299 to win the fourth Ashes Test at Chester-le-Street and keep the series alive.

The hosts, who lead 2-0 in the five-Test series after the third Test was drawn, were bowled out for 330 in their second innings in today's morning session in Durham.

Visually impaired cricket team in practise

The team practise ahead of their Ashes appearance Credit: ITV News

The Durham Visually Impaired cricket team will appear at lunch during the Ashes test in Chester-le-Street today.

Player Jonathan Wilkinson, said: "It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which I wasn't expecting. The fact the Ashes is here is a good thing for Chester-le-Street.

"We're wanting more players and this should help spread the word in one go."

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