So now the fifth and final test at the Oval will be the rummer match of the series. Winner take all (or a draw, I assume, will allow Australia to retain the Ashes). It shouldn't be gloom & doom time for England. There are ways for them to win this final test, at one of their most favorite venues.
Well, England might have won had it not rained on Thursday and Saturday. This sets-up the forth test in Headingley as a possible series-clincher for England.
Lawyers Guns & Money has a good final word on the third test.
And the Australians try to spin good news out of this latest weather-shortened draw here.
No week-long break for the teams this time. The forth test begins this Friday, August 7th.
If only the first day of the test wasn't a washout.
Still, good things tend to happen for England at Edgbaston. They could still win this match thanks to a swift end to Australia's first innings on day two. Barring no further rain delays, England have a real chance to take full command of the series this weekend with a win. They have to remain optimistic for a result after such great bowling.