In fact, it was the Manchester rain that came to England’s aid in helping secure a third test draw that enabled England to retain the Ashes with a 2-0 series lead.
But what Manchester has shown is that Australia will be looking to build on their strong Old Trafford showing as both teams head to Chester-le-Street for the fourth test.
After a slow start to the series, one man who will be keen to rediscover his form is England’s batting superstar Jonathan Trott.
To mark the start of the fourth test, Financial Adviser has teamed up with pensions supremo MetLife to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a signed bat by the England’s number three.
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