And you can watch all of the action from the last England vs Australia Test match of no matter where you are in the world with our Ashes live stream guide. Forget your World Cups and Twenty20s - winning the Ashes is the biggest feather in a cap for any cricketer from old rivals England and Australia. It's one of oldest sporting rivalries and the Ashes series still stands as the pinnacle of Test cricket.
How to watch highlights of The Ashes in the UK Free-to-air highlights of the matches will be available daily during the tournament on Channel 5. How to buy tickets for The Ashes The ballots for Ashes tickets at all of the host grounds are now closed.
For further details and future opportunities to buy Ashes tickets, visit the ECB website. Why is it called The Ashes? The term originates from The Sporting Life newspaper, which in published a satirical obituary of English cricket after Australia had beaten England at The Oval — the first time the tourists won a game on English soil.
Who won The Ashes in ?
Australia are current holders of The Ashes, having won the series in Australia in by four matches to nil. Australia won all but the fourth Test in Melbourne, which ended in a draw.
Which team has won The Ashes the most times? For a series that has gone on for more than years, the overall tally is remarkably close.
Advertisement In total there have been 70 series. Australia have won 33, England 32, and five have been drawn.