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Last Update on: September 10th, 2019 at 02:14 pm

Yeah, finally, Australia won a major series in Test format of the game after the transition happened in the recent past. Following the debacle in world cup semifinal, Australia showed their class by retaining the Ashes Urn. Meanwhile, the former cricketer Glenn McGrath believes that Ashes Urn would erase the spots of Ball-tampering saga.

The most famous trophy in international cricket, the Ashes Urn, will remain in Australia for the next two years at least after Tim Paine’s team beat England by 185 runs in the fourth Test in Manchester to take an unbeatable 2-1 lead in the five-match series on Sunday.

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It took Australia 18 years to repeat history as they retained the Ashes Urn in England for the first time since Steve Waugh’s visiting team in 2001. And it was a day of tremendous joy for all Aussies as they completely outclassed their arch-rivals after a see-saw battle with Joe Root’s side on Day 5 of the Test at Old Trafford.

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Australian can now focus on the future – Glenn McGrath

Speaking of the same, Glenn McGrath believes that Australians can put that ball-tampering saga behind their back. Further, he also added that the cricketers are getting the support of the fans, which is the greatest thing to happen. he hopes Australia will focus on the future.

“Retaining the Ashes in England for the first time since 2001 is hugely important after the past 18 months for Australian cricket. They can now put what happened in South Africa with the ball-tampering scandal well and truly behind them,” Glenn McGrath wrote in his column for ‘’.

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“They have been clawing their way back. They have been getting the support of the Australian public again as well as regaining that self-belief and starting to play well as a unit once more. To come to England and retain the Ashes with a Test to spare is the final part of that process. Australia can now just focus on the future. The past is the past,” McGrath wrote.

Currently, Australia leads the series 2-1 with just the final game starting on Thursday at The Oval remaining. So far, Steve Smith led Australia from the front with a few finest displays of batting in Test cricket. It was a great redemption story in the game of cricket.

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