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England sorry for Oval behaviour

The England cricket team said they did not mean to "disrespect" Surrey Cricket Club and apologised for their "inappropriate behaviour" amid reports that several players urinated on the Oval pitch after winning the Ashes.

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England chase historic win in dramatic Ashes finale

An explosive batting partnership between Kevin Pietersen and Jonathan Trott has put England on the brink of a 4-0 Ashes series victory on a thrilling final day of the series.

Kevin Pietersen hit a half-century off 41 balls.

Australia earlier declared on 111-6 in the rain-affected fifth Test at the Oval, setting England a target of 227 to win the Test and seal their best ever series result.

Pietersen has hit a half-century off 41 balls, while Trott is currently 49 not out as the hosts reached 150-2 with 12 overs left to play.

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