10 Aug 2009

Australia level Ashes series with crushing win

6:21 am on 10 August 2009

The Ashes cricket series will be decided in the final match at the Oval in London after Australia's crushing fourth test win at Headingley to level the series at 1-all.

Australia picked up the last two wickets 20 minutes after lunch on the third day to dismiss the hosts for 263 in their second innings, winning the match by an innings and 80 runs.

Graeme Swann and Stuart Broad saved England from a second complete embarrassment by scoring half centuries in a century partnership for the 8th wicket.

Man of the match was the Australian century maker Marcus North.

The decider in London starts on Thursday week.