Bad light robs England of 'thrilling' Ashes win: press

However some writers in the British media were critical of the slow nature of the pitches during the series.

updated: August 26, 2013 09:42 IST
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London: Britain's press on Monday bemoaned the bad light which ended England's "thrilling march" towards victory in the final Ashes Test, but celebrated a victorious summer.

Winning captain Alastair Cook, who has been on the receiving end of criticism over his perceived conservatism, came in for praise but some of Fleet Street expressed disappointment that the series had not been more exciting.

England only required 21 more runs to complete an improbable victory at the Oval when the umpires hauled the teams off for bad light after an adventurous declaration by Australia captain Michael Clarke. (Day 5 as it happened)

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