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Ashes: Wade century in vain as England level series

England beat Australia by 136 runs at The Oval on Sunday and thus avoided falling to a first series defeat to their Ashes rival at home since 2001. The five-match Test series has been drawn 2-2. It is the first instance of a drawn Ashes series since 1972.
Australia were set an unlikely target of 399 for England to chase after the hosts were all out in the first session of the day. Matthew Wade scored his second century of the series as England managed to deny Steve Smith his 11th consecutive 50-plus score in the Ashes.
Stuart Broad set him up in the 25th over during the second session and Smith ended up holing at leg gully. He departed on 23 which beat his previous lowest score in this series that he made in the first innings of the match (80).

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