Only once in the history of Ashes, a side made comeback from being 2-0 down to win a series and that happened way back in 1967/37, when Australia, inspired by Don Bradman, led the side to 3-2 win on home soil.
Australia, chasing a mammoth score of 583 to win, were dismissed for 235 on the fourth day after Joe Root, who earlier made 180 in England's second innings 349 for seven, sparked a collapse with his occasional off-spin.
It looked as if Australia's last-wicket duo might see out the day, with England claiming the extra half hour. There were just three balls left in the day's play when off-spinner Graeme Swann, who took five for 44 in Australia's meager first innings 128, ended James Pattinson's two hours of resistance by trapping him LBW for 35.
Swann finished with innings figures of four for 78 for a match haul of nine for 122. Last man Ryan Harris was batting on 16 not out after defying England for more than an hour.
No side has ever made more to win in a fourth innings of a Test than West Indies' 418 for seven against Australia at St John's in 2002/03. The third Test starts on August 1 at Old Trafford.


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