How 2015 Ashes Test series was won and lost

Here's how a topsy-turvy 2015 Ashes Test series unfolded, with England winning 3-2 in a five-match contest, before the competition shifts to limited overs cricket. Strangely, none of these matches lasted five days despite plenty of weather-induced delay starts, stoppages and early closes.

PHOTO: Joe Root, David Warner seem to have buried the hatchet
PHOTO: Joe Root, David Warner seem to have buried the hatchet

David Warner, the bad boy of Australian cricket has been doing all that he can for an image makeover of late. The left-hander was seen posing together with Joe Root, as a part of a drinking session with Australia post the final Ashes Test in the English dressing room.

Joe Root cut from same cloth as Ricky Ponting: Former pacer Jason Gillespie
Joe Root cut from same cloth as Ricky Ponting: Former pacer Jason Gillespie

 Former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie has heaped praised on Joe Root, comparing the England batsman to Australian great Ricky Ponting.

ICC Test rankings: Virat Kohli drops out of top-10, Ravichandran Ashwin moves up
ICC Test rankings: Virat Kohli drops out of top-10, Ravichandran Ashwin moves up

India's Test captain Virat Kohli has dropped out of ICC's top-10 list for batsmen in the five-day format, but R Ashwin's remarkable outing in the ongoing series against Sri Lanka helped him earn a place to eighth in bowling while holding the second spot in the all-rounders' rankings.

England rest Joe Root for Australia T20, ODIS
England rest Joe Root for Australia T20, ODIS

England have rested Ashes-winning star batsman Joe Root from their squads for both the upcoming lone Twenty20 international and five one-day internationals against Australia announced on 

Ashes: Joe Root`s progress impresses Alastair Cook
Ashes: Joe Root`s progress impresses Alastair Cook

England captain Alastair Cook has never seen a player improve as much in a short space of time as star batsman Joe Root.

Artistic touch: England's Ashes batch of 2005, 2015 draw portraits of each other for charity
Artistic touch: England's Ashes batch of 2005, 2015 draw portraits of each other for charity

Former and current England players showed their artistic side by making a sketch of the 2005 and 2015 English Ashes side. They have put these sketches for auction at Cricket United which is UK's biggest ever cricket charity awareness campaign to raise money for disabled charity organisations.

English team spent 10 hours drinking after Ashes win
English team spent 10 hours drinking after Ashes win

 Top order batsman Joe Root has revealed that the English cricket team didn't leave Trent Bridge for 10 hours as they were partying in the dressing room and on the pitch with "plenty of drink swilling around" following their 3-1 Ashes victory over Australia that saw them reclaim the urn.

Ashes agony fuels Joe Root`s rise to number one in ICC Test rankings
Ashes agony fuels Joe Root`s rise to number one in ICC Test rankings

Joe Root said the pain of being dropped from the side during England`s humiliating 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia some 18 months ago lay behind rise to the top of the Test batting rankings.

Ashes 2015: Joe Root on top of the world
Ashes 2015: Joe Root on top of the world

Joe Root has replaced Steven Smith as the world`s number one ranked batsman in Test cricket after playing a key role in England regaining the Ashes.

4th Test: England beat Australia by an innings and 78 runs to regain the urn
4th Test: England beat Australia by an innings and 78 runs to regain the urn

England defeated Australia by an innings and 78 runs on the third day of the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge on Saturday to take an unbeatable 3-1 lead in the five-match series.

4th Test, Day 2: Ben Stokes' five-fer gets England closer to regaining Ashes
4th Test, Day 2: Ben Stokes' five-fer gets England closer to regaining Ashes

Ben Stokes`s five-wicket haul left England on the verge of an Ashes-clinching win in the fourth Test at Trent Bridge on Friday.

England vs Australia: 4th Ashes Test, Day 2 - As it happened...
England vs Australia: 4th Ashes Test, Day 2 - As it happened...

At the end of second day's play, England are on the verge of winning the fourth Test at Trent Bridge and regain the Ashes. Ben Stokes took five wickets to put England in drivers's seat after they had gained a 331 first innings lead. Australia still need 90 more runs to avoid an innings defeat.

Ashes 2015, 4th Test: England in total control after Stuart Broad, Joe Root wreck havoc against Australia
Ashes 2015, 4th Test: England in total control after Stuart Broad, Joe Root wreck havoc against Australia

Stuart Broad took eight wickets as England skittled out Australia for 60 in a historically quick 111 balls and moved within sight of an Ashes-clinching win on the first day of the fourth Test at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

4th Ashes Test, Day 1: England vs Australia - As it happened...

England are in complete control after the end of Day 1 of the 4th Test.​

Ashes 2015: England promise Jose Root won`t go Walkabout
Ashes 2015: England promise Jose Root won`t go Walkabout

England captain Alastair Cook said Joe Root had been banned from celebrating the team`s eight-wicket win in the third Ashes Test at Birmingham`s Walkabout bar.

3rd Ashes Test: England beat Australia by eight wickets inside three days, take 2-1 lead
3rd Ashes Test: England beat Australia by eight wickets inside three days, take 2-1 lead

England beat Australia by eight wickets to win the third Test at Edgbaston on Friday with more than two days to spare as they took a 2-1 lead in the five-match Ashes series.

3rd Ashes Test, Day 2: Steven Finn's five-fer leaves England on brink of 2-1 lead
3rd Ashes Test, Day 2: Steven Finn's five-fer leaves England on brink of 2-1 lead

Steven Finn took England to the verge of a stunning victory in the third Test against Australia at Edgbaston on Thursday and a 2-1 Ashes series lead.

WATCH: When Joe Root pulled down Stuart Broad's lowers!
WATCH: When Joe Root pulled down Stuart Broad's lowers!

Joe Root is definitely the most in-form batsman in the current England squad and the youngster unleashed his mischievious side during training ahead of the third Ashes Test when he pulled down Stuart Broad's lowers.