26 Aug 2013

England cricketers urinate over Oval pitch after Ashes series win

4:27 pm on 26 August 2013

England have celebrated their third successive Ashes cricket series win by urinating on The Oval pitch in a distasteful postscript to a thrilling finale in London.

Four hours after England cemented their 3-0 series triumph, players moved their post-match party from the dressing rooms to the centre of the field just behind the wicket.

Around 11.30pm, several players including Stuart Broad and Kevin Pietersen took it in turns to get up from where they were sitting and wander over to relieve themselves on the pitch.

The fifth and final test ended in a draw after a bold declaration by Australian captain Michael Clarke which gave England a target of 227 from 44 overs to win in the final session.

In the end bad light stopped play and forced a draw with England 21 runs shy with four overs left