In pictures: Third Ashes Test is drawn
August 6, 2013
Clarke and his Australia teammates were looking like their old aggressive selves after months of being pushed back by opponents. Peter Powell / EPA
Harris, who was having a very good Test match, had accounted for Trott's wicket. England were looking a bit shaky now. Peter Powell / EPA
Jonathan Trott, the usually consistent England batsman, has been in woeful form throughout the series and struggled to score. He eventually edged one to the wicketkeeper Haddin. Peter Powell / EPA
Australian fans were suddenly on their feet again. Right, one down. Nine more to go. Ryan Pierse / Getty Images
Australia's pacemen continued to steam in and create chances. Here, though, Clarke, right, and Steve Smith failed to take a catch to dismiss Joe Root. Stu Forster / Getty Images
Root was looking to play solid and buy time with more rain expected at Old Trafford. He did go through some nervous moments, however. Stu Forster / Getty Images
Three down! Peter Siddle was into action now. He dismissed Kevin Pietersen, England's No 1 batsman, again with the thinnest of edges. Pietersen, however, asked for a television review which also backed the umpire's call. A visibly unhappy KP walked back t???
Play had to be called off very shortly and eventually the game was called a draw. Stu Forster / Getty Images
Clarke, on the other hand, was dejected after the draw. The middle-order batsman had won the man-of-the-match award after scoring 187 in Australia's first innings. But could he have declared a little earlier on the fourth day? Would it have made a differe???
After a few hours' delay, the players got back on the field. But a win for Australia was looking very unlikely by now. Ryan Pierse / Getty Images
The left-handed opening batsman is not one to express his emotions, but his joy was all evident on Monday evening. Stu Forster / Getty Images
Cricket fans are pictured during a rain delay on the fifth day of the third Ashes Test between England and Australia at Old Trafford in Manchester. Australia, 172 for seven overnight, were 331 runs ahead with an unlikely chance to win the match. Andrew Ya???
It kept raining as the clock ticked much to Australia's frustrations. Lindsey Parnaby / AFP
Cook, who has had an indifferent time with the bat, was a relieved man after the draw. He obliged the spectators by signing autographs. Lindsey Parnaby / AFP
As the rain pelted down, spectators did what they could to shielded themselves from it. One fan found an innovative way to do so. Lindsey Parnaby / AFP
With rain delaying the first session of play, the Australian team management - comprising the captain Michael Clarke, left, and Brad Haddin, the vice-captain - decided to declare their second innings and set a target of 332 for England to win. Kirsty Wigg???
But even as play resumed, rain clouds hung over the ground. Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP Photo
But once play got under way, it was up to the home team to bat out for a draw. It was all England needed to do to retain the Ashes given they had won the first two Tests. Ryan Harris, the Australia paceman, though, had other ideas, running in and bowling ???
It was obviously celebration time for the England players and fans with the Ashes urn staying put in Old Blighty. Jon Super / AP Photo
Graeme Swann, the England off-spinner, had a bit of fun with spectators. He was a happy man with both his team and he himself in excellent form. Philip Brown / Reuters
Stuart Broad, too, spent time with fans, one smitten follower in particular. Philip Brown / Reuters
As Ian Bell, the most successful batsman of the series, was struck by a Siddle delivery, the question probably being asked was how bad light was. Stu Forster / Getty Images
Unless the expected shower was to intervene, which it did. Much to Clarke and his touring side's dismay. Ryan Pierse / Getty Images