Cricket between cousins
An Ashes series forces players to dig very deep. . .everyone has to stand up."
-Andrew Strauss, England captain
Over the course of the Ashes, both England and Australia did.
Congratulations to England for taking the urn - to bowlers Stuart Broad, Andrew Flintoff and Graeme Swann - and kudos to that firm and splendid thinker and batsman Captain Andrew Strauss. His decisions were crucial, and he was the series' leading run scorer.
Here is Strauss on camera reflecting on England's win. On the excellence of the Australian players. On Flintoff's inspirational catch. On England's inconsistency and on the character that finally pulled them over the line.
There's a moral for life there.
How England stormed back to take the Ashes is here.