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Australia win 5th Test; England win the Ashes 3-2

Cricketnext | August 24, 2015, 3:03 PM IST
Australia win 5th Test; England win the Ashes 3-2

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England, who had already regained the Ashes, won the series 3-2 with Clarke the first Australian in more than a century to be on the losing side in four successive Ashes series in Britain.

Australia win 5th Test; England win the Ashes 3-2

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Australia will take some comfort in losing 3-2, rather than 4-1, in captain Michael Clarke's last test.

Australia win 5th Test; England win the Ashes 3-2

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Victory for the hosts would have been the first time the English had ever won four Tests in a five-match Ashes series in England.

Australia win 5th Test; England win the Ashes 3-2

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As well as Clarke, 37-year-old opener Chris Rogers is also quitting the international game for Australia.

Australia win 5th Test; England win the Ashes 3-2

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There is a sense this is the last series for the current generation — including Brad Haddin, Shane Watson and Adam Voges — before a new era begins in Australia test cricket under Smith, the newly appointed captain.

Australia win 5th Test; England win the Ashes 3-2

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When Peter Siddle had Moeen Ali (35) caught behind, England, following-on, had been dismissed for 286 in their second innings on the fourth day. Siddle, only playing after Josh Hazlewood was injured, bowled with both pace and control on his way to innings figures of four for 35 in 24.4 overs - including 12 maidens.

Australia win 5th Test; England win the Ashes 3-2

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Australia defeated England by an innings and 46 runs on Sunday in the fifth and final Ashes Test for a consolation victory at The Oval.

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