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England’s celebration carried on late into the night
With the crowd cheering and the champagne bottles popping, England had once again asserted themselves as the dominant side in their battle against Australia for the coveted Ashes urn.
However, what many people never suspected was hearing about the England players celebrating their Ashes triumph by urinating on The Oval pitch, which was the scene for the fifth and final Test.
According to a report in Australia’s Herald Sun newspaper, many England players, including batsman Kevin Pietersen and the pace duo of Stuart Broad and James Anderson, took turns urinating on the pitch while their team-mates cheered them on.
England were denied a 4-0 series win after bad light stopped play on the final day, leaving them 21 runs short of their target of 227.
Australia captain Michael Clarke had taken a gamble by declaring on 111/6 in the second innings and when England were approaching ever closer to their target, Clarke insisted that the umpires take out their light metres and end play.
This earned him a round of boos from the crowd, but in the end it made no real difference as England had absolutely dominated the Australians throughout the historic series and the 3-0 scoreline did nothing but prove it.
At 7.30pm local time, England skipper Alastair Cook led his squad for a lap of honour around the field, but a few hours later, the players emerged from the dressing room and gathered on the pitch, which ultimately led to the The Oval being obscenely defiled.