The countdown towards the biggest cricket match since 1981 is well and truly underway.

Michael Vaughan's England side take on Ricky Ponting's Australia for the Ashes at the Oval on Thursday.

Victory or a draw would mean the famous urn would be in English hands for the first time in 18 years.

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