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Australia won the match by 185 runs to take an unassailable 2-1 lead in the five-match series. @ AFP

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) celebrated their country’s victory against England in the fourth Test of the Ashes 2019 series by trolling the opponents on their social media handle. Tim Paine‘s men won the match by 185 runs to take an unassailable 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

Australia, who just needed to draw the series, thus retain the urn. The AFP tagged London’s Metropolitan Police Service and New Zealand police, and cheekily mentioned that an English gang ‘stole a valuable cup’ from the hands of the BlackCaps in the summer and they are happy to see that the activities of this gang have been foiled and the ‘urn is back where it belongs’.


“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,” read the AFP post.

“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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In the comments section, the AFP added, “But seriously the AFP has links with multiple law enforcement agencies in overseas countries to help combat transnational crime and facilitate police cooperation. The chance to boast about our sporting prowess is just a perk of being good friends!”

Josh Hazlewood claimed the winning wicket on the final day trapping Craig Overton lbw as Australia dismissed England’s second innings for 197 deep into the evening session to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

Former Australia captain Steve Smith scored an astonishing 671 runs at an average innings of 134.2, including three hundreds, ahead of the fifth and final Test starting later this week at The Oval.