A look back at the Ashes 2005

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With the Ashes Test series looming again English cricket fans will be hoping for a re-run of England’s last triumph in the tournament four years ago.

In 2005 Michael Vaughan and his team took the urn for the first time since 1987 with a 2-1 victory over Australia on British soil.

Here’s a chance to relive England’s short-lived glory with a selection of images by The Independent’s photographer David Ashdown.

The tournament returns to these shores on 8 July with the first test match in Cardiff.