Australian Federal Police, Ashes 2019

One of the most famous trophies in international cricket, the Ashes Urn, will remain in Australia for the next two years at least after Tim Paine’s side beat England by 185 runs in the fourth Test at the Old Trafford to take an unbeatable 2-1 lead in the five-match series on Sunday.

It took Australia 18 years to repeat history as they retained the Ashes Urn on English soil for the first time since Steve Waugh’s visiting team in 2001.

And it was a day of tremendous joy for all Aussies as they completely outclassed their arch-rivals after a see-saw battle with Joe Root’s side on Day 5 of the match in Manchester.

Soon after England’s defeat, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) targeted the hosts via a series of tweets.

“Good to see reports that a group of Australians in Manchester overnight have foiled the activities of a gang involved in a series of robberies targeting Aussies and Kiwis in England this Northern summer. You’re welcome, Metropolitan Police Service,” said the AFP post.

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“This gang previously stole a valuable cup from the hands of some of our NZ neighbours in London, followed by one of their red-headed members attempting to wrestle an antique urn away from its rightful owners during a visit to Headingley.”

“We are glad to see the urn is back where it belongs – even if the contents appear to be badly damaged by fire. Sorry New Zealand Police, we understand that gang does not want to hand over the cup anytime soon,” it added.

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The fifth Ashes Test will be played at the Kennington Oval in London, starting from September 12.