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#PoliteEnquiries: Any England players in a combined Ashes XI?

George Dobell and Jarrod Kimber answer your questions for the final time in a one-sided Ashes series

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Nannes: Root will bounce back from Ashes loss

After succumbing to dehydration on the final day of the Ashes, Dirk Nannes feels Joe Root will become a better captain after experiencing a 4-0 series loss.

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What next for England after their Ashes loss?

Melinda Farrell and Dirk Nannes discuss what is next for England after they lost the fifth Test and the Ashes series 4-0 to Australia.

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Lyon's run-out at the Gabba changed series - Smith

Australia captain reflects on his side's 4-0 Ashes victory over England after the final Test at the SCG

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Root showed courage to come out and bat - Smith

Steven Smith and James Anderson talk about England captain Joe Root's illness on the final day of the SCG Ashes Test

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Australia handled pressure situations better - Anderson

England bowler James Anderson reflects on his side's Ashes series loss after the final Test at the SCG

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#PoliteEnquries: Do England deserve three-Test series?

George Dobell and Jarrod Kimber answer your questions on the fourth day of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney.

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Rogers: This series could make or break Root

Melinda Farrell and Chris Rogers discuss the effects this tortuous series will have had on Joe Root.

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Mitchell Marsh: We'll look back on this and cherish it

Brothers Mitchell and Shaun Marsh reflect on a landmark day as both made centuries in the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney.

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Farbrace: We haven't been good enough

England assistant coach Paul Farbrace is frank in his summary of England's performances, saying that drastic improvements are needed in all areas of English cricket.

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Starc, Lyon leave England stuttering

Dan Brettig reports at tea on the fourth day at the SCG where Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon add to England's woes in the sweltering Sydney heat.

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Super Marsh Bros make it twin hundreds

Melinda Farrell reports after the morning session on the fourth day at the SCG where tons from Shaun and Mitchell Marsh have England feeling the heat.

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Supporting Jane McGrath Day

Take a look at some of the standout sights from 2018's Jane McGrath Day during the fifth Ashes Test at Sydney.

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#PoliteEnquiries: Will Crane play more Tests than Scott Borthwick?

Jarrod Kimber and George Dobell answer your questions on the third day of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney.

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Form of Marsh brothers pleases Hussey

The form of Mitchell and Shaun Marsh is enough to book them their places in Australia's squad to tour South Africa, says Mike Hussey

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Hussey: Khawaja batted beautifully

Mike Hussey says that Usman Khawaja's laid-back approach to batting shouldn't be mistaken for a lack of hunger after 171 in the Sydney Test

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Bairstow sees positives in England performance

Jonny Bairstow says the team spirit and the impressive start of Mason Crane are positives for England despite their difficult position in the fifth Ashes test in Sydney.

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'We need more clarity on review systems' - Bairstow on Crane no-ball

Jonny Bairstow and Usman Khawaja give their opinions on the Mason Crane no-ball incident, with Bairstow calling for greater clarity for players on how review systems work.

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'I'm either lazy or elegant' - Khawaja

Usman Khawaja says he's used to criticism over his performances after silencing doubters with a score of 171 against England in the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney.

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Khawaja and Shaun Marsh keep Australia in control

Melinda Farrell reports at tea on the third day at the SCG where Usman Khawaja has passed 150 and Australia take the lead.

Smith all the way


Runs scored by Steve Smith in the 2017-18 Ashes- Sixth highest ever for Australia. Sir Don Bradman occupies three of the the top 6 positions. Smith averaged 137.40



Australia's Ashes Victory Margin - This is the 12th instance of England not winning a Test in an Ashes series

Spin failure


Bowling average for England's spinners in this series, their worst in any series in which they've bowled 200+ overs

A debut to forget


Runs conceded by Crane, the highest for any England bowler on debut, and the fifth highest for any bowler. The record is 222, by Randiv v Ind

Middle-order domination


Instances of Australia's Nos. 3-6 all getting 75+. The previous two instances were in 1946 and 1937, during Bradman's captaincy

Batsmen Dominate


Only other instance of Australia adding over 100 runs each for the 3rd,4th and 5th wicket respectively. It was also against England at Leeds in 1993.

Successful pair


Century stands between Smith and Khawaja since April 2014. They have 12 stands of fifty or more from 18 innings. The pair have added 1330 runs at 73.88.

Another Record for Smith


Innings taken for Steven Smith to reach 6000 Test runs- Joint-second quickest along with Sir Garry Sobers behind Sir Don Bradman who got there in 68 innings.

Fails again


No. of 50s converted into 100s by Root in his last ten 50+ scores. In this series, he has failed to score a century after crossing 50 four times.

Contributions from all


Last instance of England's top-5 all scoring 20+ runs in the first inns of a Test, at MCG in Ashes 2013-14. In this Test, all 5 have crossed 20 so far.

Cook goes on


No. of consecutive Tests played by Cook, including this match. Only Allan Border (153) has played more in a row.

Can England finish off well?


No. of defeats for Australia at SCG in last 20 years, before this match. Both have come against England - 2002-03 and 2010-11. In 26 out of last 28 Tests at SCG, teams have opted to bat first, so as England now.