Fifth test drawn, Australia retain Ashes

London, Aug 26 (IANS) The fifth Ashes Test between Australia and England ended in a draw at the Oval here, ensuring the visiting team's 3-0 series win, BBC reported Sunday.

Bad light forced the umpires to take the teams off the field when England were set for a probable victory over Australia in the final Test.

England needed 21 from 24 balls with five wickets in hand when play was called off.