The first Test between England and Australia at Trent Bridge proved yet another unforgettable Ashes encounter, adding the latest thrilling chapter to the 136 years of cricket's longest-standing rivalry.
Here, we pick out five more of the best on English soil.
1981 - England won by 18 runs at Headingley
Sir Ian Botham's unbeaten 149 set the stage for England to overcome odds of 500-1 after they had crashed to 135 for seven after being asked to follow on. Botham's belligerence still left Australia with only 130 to win but Bob Willis' eight for 43 completed arguably the greatest comeback in Ashes, if not Test, history.
2005 - England won by two runs at Edgbaston
The image of Andrew Flintoff consoling Brett Lee at the end of the second Test is the most enduring memory of one of the best Ashes series in recent times.
Australia lost Glenn McGrath in the warm-up when he trod on a ball and had looked certain to suffer defeat when they were 137 for seven chasing 282. A 59-run last-wicket stand between Lee and Michael Kasprowicz threatened to put them 2-0 up, until the latter gloved Steve Harmison down leg side.
1882 - Australia won by seven runs at The Oval
The Ashes legend was born when Australia won on English soil for the first time in a low-scoring contest. Defeat prompted the famous mock obituary of English cricket's demise in the Sporting Times, which concluded: "The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia." Fred Spofforth's seven for 44 sealed Australia's win as England failed to chase 85.
1956 - England won by an innings and 170 runs at Old Trafford
The match was one-sided but will be forever remembered for Jim Laker's record 19 wickets in the Test. He swept through all of Australia's batsmen in the second innings - only Anil Kumble has replicated the feat since in 1999 - to take home match figures of 19 for 90.
No player is likely to repeat the haul in what former Australia leg-spinner Richie Benaud described as "one of the most sensational bowling performances of all time".
1948 - Australia won by seven wickets at Headingley
'Bradman's Invincibles' clinched the series as they chased down 404 on the final day on a turning pitch with seven wickets in hand and just 15 minutes to spare.
Unsurprisingly Bradman (173 not out) was at the heart of the pursuit, adding 301 in quick time with opener Arthur Morris (182). Sixty-five years on it remains the highest fourth-innings Ashes run chase of all time.