How Twitter reacted to the end of a victorious Ashes series

The Oval Test may have ended up as a winning one for the retiring Australian captain Michael Clarke, but it wasn’t enough to end his country’s 14-year wait for an Ashes series win on England.

Alastair Cook’s side claimed the spoils 3-2 after being routed by an innings and 46 runs in London, but still managed plenty of smiles as they were handed the tiny urn in the post-match ceremonies.

Here is how Twitter reacted to a series that has been thrilling and unpredictable in equal measure:

Sun journalist John Etheridge neatly summed up the huge swings between the two sides in one post

Ousted former batsman Kevin Pietersen predictably had a few words to say on the series, but implored England to get on with the partying

After coming to blows in a Birmingham Walkabout two years ago, David Warner and Joe Root were able to share a post-match drink without fighting this time

Ian Bell, who could retire after becoming only the second Englishman to win five Ashes, grabbed a quick pic before being handed the urn

Rogers signed off on international cricket as Australia’s man of the series, and was given a heartfelt send off from fellow opener Warner after the Oval Test

Root clearly wasn’t taking his press conference with Alastair Cook very seriously

And a final farewell to Clarke

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Matt Wiggins

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