Despite having been 1–0 down after two Tests, England won the next three Tests to finish 3–1 victors (with two draws), thus retaining the Ashes. The series is popularly known as Botham's Ashes, owing to the remarkable performances of Ian Botham with both bat and ball.
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England won the test the following day by 18 runs.
|Geoff Boycott hands Ian Botham a stump and a tired Bob Willis waits for the presentation ceremony, England v Australia, 3rd Test, Headingley, 5th day, July 21, 1981|