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So, England aren’t invincible after all. They may have retained the Ashes following the rain-marred draw at Old Trafford in Manchester, but it wasn’t a convincing one by any stretch of the imagination.

When the third Test of the Ashes series kicked off, England would have been on a real high, having won the first two Tests, and in particular because they had thrashed Australia at Lord’s.

Persistent rain robbed Australia a great opportunity to keep the Ashes alive at Old Trafford. Only three balls were bowled post lunch on the final day before rain settled down to force abandonment.

Australia’s chances of bouncing back in the Ashes Series with a win at Old Trafford look minimal because of bad weather. The Third Test is all set to end in a stalemate as just about 56 overs were bowled on the penultimate day. The weather forecast for the final day isn’t too great for the Aussies to force a win.

The third day of the all-important Ashes Test at Old Trafford, especially from Australia’s point of view, produced intriguing cricket

Australia for the first time has put England under serious pressure in the series by capturing a couple of wickets before the close of Day 2. England is 52 for 2 in 30 overs in reply to Australia’s 527 for 7 declared.

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd termed it one of the worst umpiring decisions ever, Tom Moody stated Usman Khawaja has the right to knock on the umpires door and ask ‘HOW’, Michael Vaughan jested ‘And you say people should walk’ while Dean Jones termed it ‘bullshit’.

England has made two changes to their squad for the Third Test at Manchester. Left-arm spinner Monty Panesar, who was the architect of England’s elusive Test Series win in India recently...