Andrew Flintoff admits England 'cheated' their way to Ashes triumph in 2005
Flintoff was reflecting on the work of England substitute Gary Pratt, who ran Ricky Ponting out with a direct hit in the fourth Test at Trent Bridge.
Melbourne: Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has revealed that his team had ' cheated' during the 2005 Ashes series win over England.
Although his comment was met with laughter, Flintoff admitted that it was against the rules and spirit of cricket when England used substitute fielders illegally during the series, News.com.au reported.
He was reflecting on the work of England substitute Gary Pratt, who ran Australian captain Ricky Ponting out with a direct hit in the fourth Test at Trent Bridge.
However, Ponting was seemingly discontent with the decision and expressed his frustration on the field as Australians believed that Pratt came on to the field in order to give one of the England fast bowlers some rest and not as a substitute fielder.